Election Ballad of 1826
Air: Nancy Dawson (Here we go round the mulberry bush)
It is believed that the popularity of this ballad actually carried the election, with the people's choice Dawson carrying a large majority of the vote over the opposition's Tory candidate.
Up! Sons of Louth, your strength display,
No longer bow the slavish knee-
What has your God made light to shine,
Who hails this day with heart and hand,
Whose souls enobling grand design,
Then rouse my boys, your strength display,
Play a midi of the tune of this song:
County Louth Songs.