This song is available on Sam Jones' Puppy Dog Blues.
He was born in February in a cabin in Kentucky
In the year of 1809
His mom and dad and sister Sarah
Moved with him to Indiana
Looking for a better way of life
He learned how to read and write
By the fireplace at night
And he was growing taller every day
He was older than a boy
When they moved to Illinois
And everybody called him Honest Abe
The sixteenth president of our great land
Abraham, Abraham, Abraham, you’re our man
He became a lawyer man
He was a very moral man
He stood up for what he believed was right
He always said all men were equal
He respected all God’s people
Even if their skin was not so white
It was such a great event
When he became the president
He went to live in Washington, D.C.
To change the course of history
He put a stop to slavery
He ordered everyone to be set free
REPEAT CHORUS TWICE
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