Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Another Ostend-tatious Musical Interlude

Incredible as it may seem, 2009 may be remembered as the year when not one, but two songs concerning the Ostend Manifesto were written.

Although the document is not explicitly mentioned in "Why Franklin Pierce Sucked: The Song," by Eric Olson, the lyrics obviously refer to the notorious Ostend Manifesto, the scheme cooked up by Franklin Pierce's minions to take Cuba from Spain, by purchase or force.

For information on the other song, see my previous post "Franklin Pierce's Miserable Legacy Celebrated in Song."

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the post David! Yes, that song is definitely about the Manifesto, it was simply too hard to find rhymes for "Ostend" to include the proper title in the song :)