Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

For those of you interested in the “real” history of Abraham Lincoln, Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, has authored Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Here is a promotional spot for the book:

Unfortunately I agree with Allahpundit‘s initial reaction.  This promises to be about as funny as his first book – meaning not at all.  In the case of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, it was a great idea horribly executed.  Maybe he will do better this time around with some original material.

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Yesterday’s post on the Spanish-American War which featured a fine rendition of Gary Owen inspired this post.  Custer’s fondness for Garry Owen was one of the few correct historical facts contained in They Died With Their Boots On, the immensely entertaining and immensely inaccurate film bio of Custer in 1941 with Errol Flynn at his most dashing in the title role.

Garryowen is originally a drinking song from Limerick, but it has long been associated with the armies of both Great Britain and the US.  Garryowen refers to a part of the town of Limerick.  The 7th Cavalry still has Garryowen as its song and it is nicknamed Garryowen.

Let Bacchus’ sons be not dismayed
But join with me, each jovial blade
Come, drink and sing and lend your aid
To help me with the chorus:

Instead of spa, we’ll drink brown ale
And pay the reckoning on the nail;
No man for debt shall go to jail
From Garryowen in glory.
 We are the boys who take delight
In smashing Limerick lamps at night,
And through the street like sportsters fight,
Tearing all before us
 We’ll break the windows, we’ll break down doors,
The watch knock down by threes and fours,
And let the doctors work their cures,
And tinker up our bruised
 We’ll beat the bailiffs out of fun,
We’ll make the mayor and sheriffs run
We are the boys no man dares dun
If he regards a whole skin.
 Our hearts so stout have got us fame
For soon ’tis known from whence we came
Where’er we go they fear the name
Of Garryowen in glory.

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