Remember the Presidents

by Janine Cooper Ayres

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Several years ago I challenged myself to learn all of the presidents' names. To do this I wrote a song called "These Are The Presidents". Then I decided to write another song about the presidents and several more came through, so I released a whole album's worth of songs.

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released April 9, 2016

All songs written, performed and produced by Janine Cooper Ayres - except for Gettysburg Address. Special thanks to Alex Ayres for reciting it.

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Janine Cooper Ayres Los Angeles, California

Hi there. My name is Janine and I am an L.A. based singer/songwriter. I also like to paint, create other-worldly looking characters and write stories too. Thanks for dropping by my Bandcamp page. I'm happy to share my music and art with you and would be even happier if you would make a purchase. :) ... more

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Track Name: These are the Presidents
Mr. George Washington
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
James Monroe
John Q. Adams
Andrew Jackson
Martin Van Buren

These are the Presidents who have led the way, in this fine young country that we call the U.S.A.

William Harrison
John Tyler
James K. Polk
Zachary Taylor
Millard Fillmore
Franklin Pierce
James Buchanan
Abraham Lincoln

Andrew Johnson
Ulysses S. Grant
Rutherford Hayes
James A. Garfield
Chester Arthur
Grover Cleveland
Benjamin Harrison
Grover Cleveland.
William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt. William H. Taft. Woodrow Wilson. Warren Harding Calvin Coolidge. Herbert Hoover. Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman.

These are the Presidents who have led the way in this fine young country that we call the U.S.A.

Dwight D. Eisenhower. John F. Kennedy. Lyndon B. Johnson . Richard M. Nixon and Gerald Ford

Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George Bush Sr.
William Clinton, George Bush Jr. and Barack Obama

These are the Presidents who have led the way in this great old country that we call the U.S.A.

These are the Presidents – some were great, some were just okay, but don’t forget to honor them all each year on President’s Day.
Track Name: Before They Were the Presidents
Before they were the Presidents, they all had occupations. This gave them the experience to lead our fine young nation.

George Washington was a General. John Adams was a teacher.
Mr. Jefferson was a farmer. James Madison was a lawyer.
James Monroe was a lawyer. J.Q. Adams was a diplomat.
Andrew Jackson was a soldier. Van Buren was the Governor of New York.

William Harrison was diplomat. John Tyler was a lawyer.
James k. Polk was a lawyer. Zachary Taylor was a soldier.
Millard Fillmore was a lawyer. Franklin Pierce was a Senator.
James Buchanan was a lawyer - Abe Lincoln was a congressman from Illinois.

Andrew Johnson was a tailor. U.S. Grant was a General.
Rutherford Hayes was a lawyer. James A. Garfield was a teacher.
Chester Arthur was a lawyer. Grover Cleveland was a sheriff.
Benjamin Harrison was a journalist. William McKinley was the Governor of Ohio.

Before they were the Presidents, they all had occupations.

Theo Roosevelt was a rancher. William Taft was a judge.
Woodrow Wilson was a professor. Warren Harding was an editor.
Calvin Coolidge was a lawyer. Herbert Hoover was an engineer.
FDR was a lawyer. Harry Truman was a farmer and a haberdasher.

Eisenhower was a General. JFK was a writer.
Lyndon B. Johnson was a teacher. Richard Nixon was a lawyer.
Gerald Ford was a lawyer. Jimmy Carter was a farmer.
Ronald Reagan was an actor. George Bush Sr. was the Director of the C.I.A.

And, now I’m almost finished – with 3 more presidents to go. I’ll bet you’re learning something that you didn’t already know.

Bill Clinton was a lawyer and then he became Governor.

George Bush Jr. owned a sports team. Barrack Obama was a teacher and a U.S. Senator.
Track Name: Presidential Boogie
Washington was doing it.
John Adams, he was doing it.
Mr. Jefferson was doing it.
James Madison was doing it.

Everybody in the White House at one time or another was doing the Presidential Boogie Woogie.

James Monroe, he was doing it.
John Q. Adams, he was doing it too.
Andrew Jackson, he was doing it.
Van Buren, he was doing it.

Everybody in the White House at one time or another was doing the Presidential Boogie Woogie.

William Harrison was doing it.
And John Tyler, he was doing it.
James Polk, he was doing it
And Zachary Taylor, he was doing it.

Everybody in the White House at one time or another was doing the Presidential Residential Boogie Woogie.

Millard Fillmore, he was doing it.
Franklin Pierce, he was doing it too
James Buchanan, he was doing it.
And Honest Abe - that man was doing it.

Everybody in the White House at one time or another was doing the Presidential Residential Boogie Woogie.

Andrew Johnson, he was doing it.
Ulysses Grant, he was doing it.
Rutherford Hayes, he was doing it.
James A. Garfield, he was doing it.

Everybody in the White House at one time or another was doing the Presidential Boogie Woogie.

Arthur, he was doing it (Chester that is).
Grover Cleveland, he was doing it.
Ben Harrison, he was doing it.
And McKinley, he was doing it too.

Roosevelt was doing it (Theo, that is).
Mr. Taft., that cat was doing it too.
Woodrow Wilson, he was doing it.
And Warren Harding, he was doing it.

Everybody in the White House at one time or another was doing the Presidential Residential Presidential Boogie Woogie.

Coolidge, he was doing it (Calvin that is).
Herbert Hoover, he was doing it.
FDR, that man was doing it.
and Harry Truman, he was doing it.

Everybody in the White House at one time or another was doing the Presidential, Residential Presidential Boogie Woogie.

Eisenhower was doing it (in the Oval Office)
John F. Kennedy was doing it (with the delegates)
Lyndon B. Johnson, he was doing it (with the Secret Service)
Richard M. Nixon, he was doing it. (in the Rose Garden)

Gerald Ford was doing it (with Betty)
Jimmy Carter, he was doing it (with Rosalynn).
Ronald Reagan, he was doing it (with Nancy).
George Bush Sr. was doing it (with Barbara).

Everybody in the White House at one time or another was doing the Presidential, Residential Presidential Boogie Woogie.

William Clinton, he was doing it (with Hilary).
George Bush Jr.(with Laura).
Now Barack Obama he is doing it (with Michele).

Everybody in the White House at one time or another was doing the Presidential Boogie!
Track Name: Gettysburg Address
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
Track Name: The Lesser Knowns
Have you heard about William McKinley, Zachary Taylor or Andrew Johnson? Do you know about Martin Van Buren, James A. Garfield or William H. Taft?
These are some presidents – some of the lesser knowns – who made a difference, who still gave their all. These are some presidents – some of the lesser knowns – so let’s try to remember them to honor their call.
Have you heard about Warren G. Harding, Grover Cleveland or Franklin Pierce. Do you know about Benjamin Harrison, Rutherford Hayes or James Buchanan.
These are some presidents – some of the lesser knowns – who made a difference, who still gave their all. These are some presidents – some of the lesser knowns – so let’s all remember them to honor their call.
Have you heard about? Do you know about? Have you heard about?...
Do you know about William H. Harrison, Mr. John Tyler or Chester Arthur? Have you heard about Herbert Hoover, James K. Polk or Millard Fillmore.
These are some presidents – some of the lesser knowns – who made a difference, who still gave their all. These are some presidents – some of the lesser knowns – so let’s all remember them to honor their call.
Have you heard about William McKinley, Zachary Taylor or Andrew Johnson?
Do you know about Martin Van Buren, James A. Garfield or William H. Taft?
Track Name: Did you Know? (Presidential Facts)
Did you know that George Washington was nearly toothless when he became president? His false teeth were made of elephant and walrus tusks.
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on the very same day, an hour apart on the fourth of July, in 1826.
James Madison was the shortest president - five feet, four inches tall and weighing just over one hundred pounds.
James Monroe penned the famous Monroe Doctrine.
John Quincy Adams used to wake up two hours before sunrise and skinny dip in the Potomic River.
Andrew Jackson was the only president to kill a man in a duel.
Millard Fillmore had virtually no education before the age of 18.
Franklin Pierce never wanted to be president. He once said that 'the office would be utterly repugnant to his tastes and wishes.'
James Buchanan was the only bachelor to serve as president.
Abraham Lincoln was the tallest president, standing at 6’4”.
Andrew Johnson was a white slave when he was a boy. There were ads posted in newspapers to try to capture him.
Ulysses S. Grant was a well respected General in the Civil War before he became president.
Rutherford Hayes was the first president to use a telephone. His phone number was the number ‘one’.
James A. Garfield was shot during his first year of presidency and lived for eleven weeks before he died.
Chester Arthur used to take walks in the middle of the night down the streets of Washington D.C. He rarely went to bed before 2:00 a.m.
Grover Cleveland was the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms.
Benjamin Harrison was so afraid of electricity he used to have his White House staff turn on and off the lights.
William McKinley was the third president to be assassinated. He lived for eight days before he died.
The teddy bear was named after Teddy Roosevelt.
William H. Taft was the largest president, weighing 350 pounds.
Woodrow Wilson was the last to use a horse drawn carriage during his inauguration.
Warren Harding lost all of the White House china one night while gambling.
Calvin Coolidge had numerous pets, including a donkey named Ebeneezer and a raccoon named Rebecca.
Herbert Hoover was the first president born west of the Mississippi.
Franklin D. Roosevelt was the only president elected to four terms.
Harry S. Truman was the last president without the benefit of a college education.
General Eisenhower was the supreme commander of NATO during World War II before he became president.
John F. Kennedy was the youngest man to become president. He was forty-three.
Lyndon B. Johnson was the only president sworn in on Airforce One, not long after John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
Richard M. Nixon was the only president to resign.
Gerald Ford was the only president not elected president or Vice President.
Jimmy Carter was a nuclear engineer in the Navy before he became President.
Ronald Reagan was the oldest president. He was 69 years old when he was inaugurated.
George H.W. Bush was a carrier pilot during World War II. He received three metals for his service.
When Bill Clinton was in high school he shook hands with John F. Kennedy in the Rose Garden.
After terrorists attacked the U.S. on 9/11 in 2001, George W. Bush declared a war on terror and created the Department of Homeland Security.
Barack Obama made history when he became the first African American president of the United States.
Track Name: Abraham Lincoln
He was born in another time - February 12, 1809
In Kentucky, in a log cabin. And later on, he moved to New Salem, Illinois.
He went to school for just one year and then he studied on his own until he found a career.
He became a lawyer, then became a whig.
Then went back to private life. He continued to live in Illinois.

He had the courage and the bravery to speak out against oppression and slavery. Among the presidents he'll always stand tall.
'Cause Abraham Lincoln is one of the greatest of them all.

He became the President in 1861 and during that same year the Civil War had begun. The fighting and the bloodshed lasted four more years. But it brought an end to slavery and so many fears for girls and boys.

April 14th 1865 -- that was the very last day that Abraham was alive. He was at the theater with his wife when a man named John Wilkes Booth took our president's life - and our joy.

He had the courage and the bravery to speak out against oppression and slavery. Among the presidents he'll always stand tall.
'Cause Abraham Lincoln is one of the greatest of them all.

Abraham Lincoln's one of the greatest of them all.
Track Name: Presidential Quotes
George Washington – To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.
John Adams – May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof.
Thomas Jefferson – Rebellion against tyranny is obedience to God.
James Madison – All power in human hands is liable to be abused.
James Monroe – National honor is a National property of the highest value.
John Q. Adams – May our country be always successful or otherwise, always right.
Andrew Jackson – The right of resisting oppression is a natural right.
Martin Van Buren – It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn’t.
William H. Harrison – I contend that the strongest of all governments is that which is most free.
John Tyler – Wealth can only be accumulated by the earnings of industry and the savings of frugality.
James K. Polk – The presidency is no bed of roses.
Zachary Taylor – It would be judicious to act with magnanimity towards a prostrate foe.
Millard Fillmore – An honorable defeat is better than a dishonorable victory.
Franklin Pierce – The storm of frenzy and faction must inevitably dash itself in vain against the unshaken rock of the constitution.
James Buchanan – There is nothing stable but heaven and the constitution.
Abraham Lincoln – If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.
Andrew Johnson – The goal to strive for is a poor government but a rich people.
Ulysses S. Grant – I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.
Rutherford Hayes – He serves his party best – who serves his country best.
James A. Garfield – I have had many troubles in my life, but the worst of them never came.
Chester Arthur – Men my die, but the fabrics of our free institutions remain unshaken.
Glover Cleveland – It is the responsibility of the citizens to support their government, not the responsibility of the government to support its citizens.

Benjamin Harrison – We Americans have no commission from God to police the world.
William McKinley – In the time of darkest defeat, victory may be nearest.
Theodore Roosevelt – The only man who makes no mistake is the man who does nothing.
William H. Taft – Next to the right of liberty, the right of property is the most important individual right guaranteed by the Constitution.
Woodrow Wilson – If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Warren Harding – Our most dangerous tendency is to expect too much of our Government and at the same to do for it too little.
Calvin Coolidge – Character is the only secure foundation of the state.
Herbert Hoover – Peace is not made at the council table or by treaties, but in the hearts of men.
Franklin D. Roosevelt – The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Harry S. Truman – we need not fear the expression of ideas – we do need to fear their suppression.
Dwight D. Eisenhower – America is best described by one word, “Freedom”.
John F. Kennedy – Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
Lyndon B. Johnson – A president’s hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right.
Richard M. Nixon – Shall we surrender to our surroundings or shall we make peace with nature?
Gerald R. Ford – Truth is the glue that holds governments together.
James E. Carter – We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.
Ronald Reagan – America is too great for small dreams.
George H. Bush – The United States is the best and fairest and most decent nation on the face of the earth.
William Clinton – If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes, but if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person.
George W. Bush – Recognizing and confronting history is important. Transcending our history is essential.
Barack Obama - There's not a liberal America and a Conservative America, there's the United States of America.
Track Name: Obama!
Obama, Barack Obama
Obama, Barack Obama's number 44
Obama, Barack Obama, first minority president to walk through that door.

He was born in Honolulu, on the island of Oahu
Got his law degree at Harvard University.
He was a teacher and a lawyer, a community organizer
Was an Illinois state Senator for eight years.

Obama, Barack Obama
Obama's number 44
Obama, Barack Obama, first minority president to walk through that door.

Obama, Barack Obama
Obama's number 44
Obama, Barack Obama, first minority president to walk through that door.

Obama was elected into the U.S. Senate from 2004 until he ran for president
When he traveled round the nation, he became a big sensation.
Now he's the first minority white house resident.

Obama, Barack Obama
Obama's number 44
Obama - the first minority president to walk through that door.
Nothing like this has ever happened before.
He's the first minority president to walk through that door.

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