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                The  Gorilla Club. 
      Then cheer up, my lively lads,
	In spite of wind and weather!
       Cheer up my lively lads!
	We ll all get drunk together!

       I wish I had a stack of bricks
	To raise my chimney high-hi-hier,
       The neighbours  cats, confound their tricks,
	They piddle out my fi-i-ier!
		Then cheer up, &c 
  Here, too, are fragments from another ab-
surdity, sung in common:
      Oh, the chickens, they grow tall!
		In Maumee, in Maumee!
       Oh, the chickens, they grow tall!
		In Maumee!
       And they eat  em, guts and all!	
		In Maumee!
       Oh, I wish I was a geese!
		In Maumee! in Maumee!
       For they lives and dies in peace,
       And accumulates much grease
		In Maumee! 
  And much more.  By 3 o clock this
afternoon, came a Col. Currie of the 133
N. Y. an Englishman who had seen service
in the Crimea, who came to the U. S. about
a year ago, was in the Virginia peninsula,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and seventy-eight
Description:Regarding songs sung by the ''Gorilla Club.''
Subject:Civil War; Currie, Colonel; Gunn, Thomas Butler; New York Infantry Regiment, 133rd; Songs
Coverage (City/State):[Baton Rouge, Louisiana]
Scan Date:2010-11-18


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at New Orleans, Louisiana, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; boarding house living; a visit to the Rawlings family; a fight with Mr. Blankman at his boarding house; his journey on the North Star with the Banks expedition; the re-occupation of Baton Rouge by Union forces; a visit to a sugar plantation in Louisiana; and Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Thomson's death.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Publishers and publishing; Transportation; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.