"The election now is over, Now, men, you all know well, The Democrats done the best they could But the Republicans gave them -- Hallelujah (chorus)." Each verse leads you to expect a word, then zips in the chorus instead


Like "Johnny Fell Down in the Bucket," this is one of those "hidden word" songs -- the verse leads you to expect the last word, which is usually not fit for polite company. But instead of saying the word, it breaks off into the chorus (which in this case starts with "Hallelujah," though the rest may vary). - RBW

Cross references


  • Pope's Arkansas Mountaineers, "George Washington" (Victor 21469, 1928)


  1. Randolph 421, "Old Lyda Zip Coon" (1 text)
  2. Roud #7632
  3. BI, R421


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1928 (recording, Pope's Arkansas Mountaineers)
Found in: US(So)