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That Ragtime Suffragette Ziegfeld Follies of 1913

That Ragtime Suffragette Ziegfeld Follies of 1913.

Harry Williams, Music by Nat. D. Ayer

That Ragtime Suffragette Ziegfeld Follies of 1913.

New York: Harry Williams Music Co., Inc., [1913].

The show contains songs such as “A Hen Party,” “Why Don’t We Let Women Vote?” and “Downtrodden Women.” At the time, the Suffrage Movement was gaining popularity, but it was still opposed on Broadway.

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Suffrage Marching Song

Suffrage Marching Song.

Florence Livingston Lent, music by Fanny Connable Lancaster

Suffrage Marching Song.

Boston, Mass.: [s.n.], [1914].

Officially approved for the benefit of the equal suffrage cause, Massachusetts Woman’s Suffrage Association. “Awake! Awake! Ye sisters all, in this our glorious land, and must to the bugle call to lend a helping hand; to settle strife where such be rife, good will to all and cheer, clean government, new lease of life, God’s will on earth be here.”

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Fall in Line, Suffrage March

Fall in Line, Suffrage March.

Zena S. Hawn

Fall in Line, Suffrage March.      

New York: [s.n.], 1914.

Published by the New York State Women’s Suffrage Association. On the cover, a women’s march is depicted with the famous Flat Iron Building in the background. In the songbook, there is sheet music for the piano. This work was most likely sold as a fundraiser.

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The Suffragettes a Musical Comedy

The Suffragettes a Musical Comedy.

Harriet D. Castle, Music by Ira B.  Wilson

The Suffragettes a Musical Comedy.      

Dayton, Ohio: Lorenz Publishing Co., 1914.

Theatre began to represent suffrage with shows like “The Suffragettes: A Musical Comedy” with the libretto by Harriet D. Castle and music by Ira B. Wilson. When writing, Castle used the extremes of both the anti-suffragists and suffragists to portray them in a comedy style that did not give preference to either party.

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Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Victory Parade

Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Victory Parade. 

Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Victory Parade. 

[Boston 1915].

On October 16, 1915, supporters of the women’s suffrage movement in Massachusetts held a rally in support of a ballot measure that would have amended the Massachusetts Constitution to grant women the right to vote. The program features instructions for the marchers in the parade and songs that were sung during and after the parade.

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November

November.

Ella H. Lowe, Music by Edward S. Johnson

November.        

Suffern, New York: E.S. Johnson Music Pub. Co., 1915.

The song recounts suffragists honoring Anna Howard Shaw that year by presenting her with a Saxon car in the official North American Women’s Suffrage Association color yellow. While the words do not mention Shaw specifically, the song references a Yellow Saxon carrying suffragists to rally in support of the coming referendum.

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She’s Good Enough to Be Your Baby’s Mother and She’s Good Enough to Vote with You

She’s Good Enough to Be Your Baby’s Mother and She’s Good Enough to Vote with You.

Alfred Bryan, music by Herman Paley

She’s Good Enough to Be Your Baby’s Mother and She’s Good Enough to Vote with You.

New York; Detroit: Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1916.

Written by Jerome H. Remick. Anti-suffragettes often believed that women were unable to vote in a respectful manner. “She’s Good Enough” responds with the opinion that men gave women the chore of raising their children.

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Be Good to California, Mr. Wilson (California was good to you)

Be Good to California, Mr. Wilson (California was good to you).

Andrew B. Sterling, Music by Robert A. Keiser

Be Good to California, Mr. Wilson (California was good to you).

New York: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. Music Publishers, [1916].

On September 30, 1918, President Woodrow Wilson gives a speech before Congress in support of guaranteeing women the right to vote. Sterling wrote this song to remind President Wilson of the people of California who helped him secure his presidency. The chorus states, “And Don’t forget ‘twas votes for women help to win the vict’ry too / For when the tide was turning fast against you, / She made your dream come true.”

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Votes for Women Suffrage Rallying Songs

Votes for Women Suffrage Rallying Songs.

Edw. M. Zimmerman, music by Marie Zimmerman

Votes for Women Suffrage Rallying Songs.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: E.M. Zimmerman, 1915.

Dedicated to Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, and the great cause of woman suffrage. Lyrics include: “Shout the song “Votes for Women”! Ring it out upon the air! Hear its note, ye patriot freemen, who the right would dare! Sing a loud with lusty vigor, till it rattles earth and sky, that the woman’s cause grows bigger, and the woman’s day draws nigh!”

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The Suffragist. Vol. VI. No. 5

The Suffragist. Vol. VI. No. 5.

Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage (U.S.), and National Woman's Party.

The Suffragist. Vol. VI. No. 5.

Washington, D.C.: National Woman's Party, February 9, 1918.

Article: “Anti-Suffragists Apologize to Woman’s Party; Alive, Oh! Song by Beulah Amidon; What picketing accomplished.”

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