"Abraham Lincoln" as written by and Dan Maines Neil Fallon....
Oh Abraham Lincoln, carried across the street.
Oh Abraham Lincoln, carried across the street.
The assassin, the coward,
Shot him in the head.
The assassin, the serpent,
Struck him then he fled.

Oh many many many people, gather to hear the word.
Oh many many many people, tremble at what they've heard.
Snickering, drunkards, from cover of dark.
Treachery's their master,
Murder is their heart.

From the table, rips his chair.
Cross the people on the stairs.
Watch the limbs runnin' for.
All across a empty bar.

Oh Abraham Lincoln, buried him in his grave.
Oh Abraham Lincoln, buried him in his grave.
The assassin, the coward,
No grave for you.
The assassin, the actor,
No cross for you.

From the table, rips his chair.
Cross the people on the stairs.
Watch the limbs runnin' for.
All across a empty bar.


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"Abraham Lincoln" as written by Jean-paul Gaster Dan Maines

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    General CommentLyrics are incorrect. Should be;
    "Oh, Abraham Lincoln, carried across Ninth Street.
    Oh, Abraham Lincoln, carried across Ninth Street.
    The assassin, the coward, shot him in the head.
    The assassin, the serpent, stuck him then he fled.

    Oh, many, many, many, people gather to hear the word.
    Oh, many, many, many, people tremble at what they’ve heard.
    Snickering drunkards from cover of dark.
    Treachery’s their master. Murder is their art.

    From the temple grips his chair.
    Watch the people climb the stairs.
    Watch the leaves grow then fall
    Blow across the empty mall.

    Oh, Abraham Lincoln, buried and in his grave.
    Oh, Abraham Lincoln, buried and in his grave.
    The assassin, the coward, no grave for you.
    The assassin, the actor, no applause for you."
    ThePoetRazelon July 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHas anybody written a master's thesis on the poetry and imagery that are the threads in Clutch's music?

    Whatever the answer, they are an awesome band. I love this song!
    OpinionHeadon April 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentJust a good old fashioned requiem.
    UnFaithfulAtheiston February 05, 2011   Link
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    My OpinionThis song sounds disproportionately bitter given the time passing since his death. Didn't you hear Lincoln say, "With malice toward none, with charity toward all?" Perhaps had he lived to heal the wound cleanly, there would be forgiveness instead of spiteful memorial chants.
    cameronwg5on May 02, 2017   Link

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