JEFF IN PETTICOATS. A SONG FOR THE TIMES. WORDS BY GEORGE COOPER. MUSIC BY HENRY TUCKER. Jefferson Davis.

JEFF IN PETTICOATS. A SONG FOR THE TIMES. WORDS BY GEORGE COOPER. MUSIC BY HENRY TUCKER.

New York: Wm. A. Pond & Co., [1865]. Folio. 5, [1- advt] pp. Words and music. Title page with lithograph of Jefferson Davis, in his wife's dress and holding a knife, running from a Union soldier whose gun is drawn. His wife, also in a dress, remonstrates; two men are onlookers; tents and trees are in the background. Light foxing, trimmed closely at the bottom edge, shaving letters of cities where also published [Boston, Rochester, Chicago, Buffalo, Milwaukee]. Good+.

It was rumored that, when Jefferson Davis was captured at War's end, he had disguised himself in a woman's dress. That this was not so did not discourage anyone from telling the story. "Jeff Davis was a hero bold, you've heard of him, I know/ He tried to make him-self a King where south-ern breezes blow..."
Online Library Company of Philadelphia accession number 11370.F. OCLC 22786741 [13] as of June 2018. Item #35168

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