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GUEST,Lighter Slavery-Era Song, 'Run, ======, Run' (83* d) RE: Slavery-Era Song, 'Run, ======, Run' 23 Mar 20

I can't believe there's any documentation to show that "Run, Johnny, Run" is a product of the Whisky Rebellion. If there is, where is it?

"Federals," however, is a perfectly likely replacement for "patteroles", and was commonly used for Union troops in the Civil War.

And "Johnny," of course, meant a Southern soldier.

So that much topical adaptation in a state like Missouri, which supplied 100,000 troops to the Union cause, would be perfectly believable - if not provable.

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