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He was the first President
born an American citizen
His ancestors came from the
Netherlands

Martin Van Buren

He took the traditional
path to some fame and power
in law and politics
in New York

Started the Democratic
and Free Soil parties
When the Whigs took over they
kicked him out

The Fox of Kinderhook
Played things by the book
Opportunities he took
And yes he had the look

Became President easily
Thanks to Jackson's popularity
Inherited the Panic of 1837

Held middle ground on slavery
Refused to annex Texas
Did his best to avoid war
Not for long

The Fox of Kinderhook
Played things by the book
Opportunities he took
And yes he had the look

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from The Presidents of the United States of America (Volume 1), track released February 21, 2011
Matt Beat

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Electric Needle Room are an indie pop band based in Lawrence, Kansas. It is mostly a solo project for Matt Beat, but his brother, Steven Beat, also helps with percussion. Emcee DL, Bryan Poole, Dave Thomas, and Chris Huggard have all helped the band with live performances throughout its history. ... more

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