"For Elkridge Has The Lights": To be Sung the Night of the Celebration in Honor of the Event. Maryland.

"For Elkridge Has The Lights": To be Sung the Night of the Celebration in Honor of the Event

[Ellicott City]: Ellicott City Times Print, [c.1897]. First edition. Leaflet. Approximately 4" x 7" Near fine, with a few faint stains and a cleanly closed 1" tear extending from middle of right margin. To old fold creases.

Leaflet sized songsheet celebrating the electrification of Elkridge, Maryland, which occurred in the late 1890s. To be sung to the tune of "When Johnny Comes Marching Home."

The lyrics hint at some opposition that was overcome in bringing electric lights to the town, but all ended well enough for the ditty to conclude: "The moon no longer we will need,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The moon no longer we will need,
For we've got the electric lights indeed,
And we'll all be gay,
For Elkridge has the lights."


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