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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

SUFFERIN' TILL SUFFRAGE



Now you have heard of Women's Rights,
And how we've tried to reach new heights.
If we're "all created equal"...
That's us too!

(Yeah!)

But you will proba ... bly not recall
That it's not been too ... too long at all,
Since we even had the right to
Cast a vote.

(Well!)

Well, sure, some men bowed down and called us "Mrs." (Yeah!)
Let us hang the wash out and wash the dishes, (Huh!)
But when the time rolled around to elect a president...

What did they say, Sister, (What did they say?)

They said, uh, "See ya later, alligator,
And don't forget my ... my mashed potatoes,
'Cause I'm going downtown to cast my vote for president."

Oh, we were suffering until suffrage,
Not a woman here could vote, no matter what age,
Then the 19th Amendment struck down that restrictive rule. (Oh yeah!)

And now we pull down on the lever,
Cast our ballots and we endeavor
To improve our country, state, county, town, and school.

(Tell 'em 'bout it!)

Those pilgrim women who ...
Who braved the boat
Could cook the turkey, but they ...
They could not vote.
Even Betsy Ross who sewed the flag was left behind that first election day.

(What a shame, Sisters!)

Then Susan B. Anthony (Yeah!) and Julia Howe,
(Lucretia!) Lucretia Mott, (and others!) they showed us how;
They carried signs and marched in lines
Until at long last the law was passed.



Oh, we were suffering until suffrage,
Not a woman here could vote, no matter what age,
Then the 19th Amendment struck down that restrictive rule. (Oh yeah!)

And now we pull down on the lever,
Cast our ballots and we endeavor
To improve our country, state, county, town, and school. (Right On! Right On!)

Yes the 19th Amendment
Struck down that restrictive rule. (Right On! Right On!)

Yes the 19th Amendment
Struck down that restrictive rule.
(Yeah, yeah!
Yeah, yeah!
Right on!
We got it now!)



SINCE 1920.........SISTER'S UNITE! VOTE ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6 comments:

  1. that should have been a smiley, lol :)

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  2. Yeah Girl! Loved this, and now if we could just have a woman president, this country would not be as messed up as it is right now. I'm sure of it!

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  3. Great vintage pics, Jill! Just returned from the polls and saw this -- awesome!

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  4. Hey Jill I just got back from voting!! Our precint had a great turn out! The polls are closed here now. My daughter Kaitlin works on the elections, filing the results at the big court house in Flint for all of our county! Guess what she's a girl!! and her boss is a lady too!! They bring them in armoured police cars to them!! They really are secure!! I grabbed your pics as I love this part of our history! I have alot of Susan B Anthony things in my livingroom! Really I do. I have a light switch cover she is on. I have some of her pins, and a book about her, etc. Love it sister!!! XO Fran.

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  5. Hi Jillsy
    I love the relief carving you did on the spool. That it is totally awesome. Great Blog I like it.
    Melsy

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