1840: Hard Cider and Log Cabins
Music played a key role in building party unity during the 1840 election. The Whigs were especially active in commissioning new tunes and lyrics to support their candidate. The Tippecanoe or Log Cabin Quick Step is just one of many campaign songs written that year, all featuring references to log cabins, hard cider, and “Tippecanoe and Tyler, too. ”
Henry Schmidt (composer), The Tippecanoe or Log Cabin Quick Step, 1840.