01-06-21 Three Cheers for our New Yorkers

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Three Cheers for our New Yorkers
(a song parody to the tune: Give My Regards to Broadway)

1.
Give my regards to New York, for I am going off to war,
My reputation tarnished now; I’ll work to even the score.
I disobeyed my orders, I’ve always been an “imp”,
look at me now for I am famous! even with my limp.

2.
Give my regards to Auburn, from a famous resident,
I’m heading south to Washington to serve my president.
Some day I will be famous, I know, by gosh by golly.
But I’ll go down in history for the most famous folly.

3.
Give my regards to no one, I lived my life my way,
Women deplored me, Men adored me, even though they paid.
So many miles I travelled, even the Queen I met.
I was so famous, I made sure, the folks would not forget.

4.
Let’s hear it for our New Yorkers, for they are the best.
With all their antics, we are riveted, they never give us rest.
Each verse tells us the story, of one famous resident,
Just Name All Three in Proper Order, don’t be negligent.

credit: @DBF
 
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1) Daniel E. Sickles / killed the paramour of his wife (always been an "imp"), disobeyed his orders at Gettysburg, lost his leg (which he donated to be exhibited), therefore the limp ... but was initial at founding the Gettysburg National Military Park ("My reputation tarnished now; I’ll work to even the score.")

2) William H. Seward / Seward's "folly" was the Alaska purchase!

3) Wild guess: Fanny White aka Jane Augusta Blankman, née Funk.
Everything fits: born in Cherry Valley, Otsego County, New York. She was a prostitute ("Women deplored me, Men adored me, even though they paid"), made a trip to Europe (Paris, Baden-Baden, Vienna) ("so many miles I travelled") and accompagnied Dirty Dan Sickles to Buckingham Palace (under the name of J. Augusta Bennett) and met Queen Victoria at a reception at court. She had always been a a shrewd and very wealthy businesswoman as well as owner of several buildings in New York, but in her later years she became a benefactor of her "folks" (family members), two brothers and a niece. ("I was so famous, I made sure, the folks would not forget") After her death, she again became famous one last time, because it was suspected that she might have been murdered by her husband. It can be said that she had lived an extraordinary, independent life ("I lived my life my way") and that because of how she lived that life, and because of how she died and how her death was investigated "folks would not forget" her.
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Three Cheers for our New Yorkers
(a song parody to the tune: Give My Regards to Broadway)

1.
Give my regards to New York, for I am going off to war,
My reputation tarnished now; I’ll work to even the score.
I disobeyed my orders, I’ve always been an “imp”,
look at me now for I am famous! even with my limp.

2.
Give my regards to Auburn, from a famous resident,
I’m heading south to Washington to serve my president.
Some day I will be famous, I know, by gosh by golly.
But I’ll go down in history for the most famous folly.

3.
Give my regards to no one, I lived my life my way,
Women deplored me, Men adored me, even though they paid.
So many miles I travelled, even the Queen I met.
I was so famous, I made sure, the folks would not forget.

4.
Let’s hear it for our New Yorkers, for they are the best.
With all their antics, we are riveted, they never give us rest.
Each verse tells us the story, of one famous resident,
Just Name All Three in Proper Order, don’t be negligent.

credit: @DBF
1. Daniel Sickles (1819-1914).
2. Wiliam Henry Seward (1801-1872).
3. Jane Augusta Funk, AKA Fanny White (1823-1860),
 

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1. Francis Barlow
2. William Seward
3. Daniel Sickles

I believe there are a number of possible options for #1, including:

-Barlow - Disobeyed orders at Gettysburg and was seriously wounded, redeemed himself during the Overland Campaign, later became a prominent attorney
-Daniel Butterfield - Drank and ran through women with Hooker, wounded twice during the War, composed Taps, was awarded the Medal of Honor afterward, but stumbled in the Treasury Department
-Henry Slocum - Wounded in the thigh at First Manassas, passed over for command of the Army of the Potomac, disobeyed Mead's Pipe Creek instead moving toward Gettysburg, post-war Congressman
 
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