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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: James Hilary Mulligan (1844–1916)
QUOTATION: The song birds are the sweetest
In Kentucky;
The thoroughbreds are fleetest
In Kentucky;
Mountains tower proudest,
Thunder peals the loudest,
The landscape is the grandest—
And politics—the damnedest
In Kentucky.
ATTRIBUTION: JAMES H. MULLIGAN, “In Kentucky,” stanza 7.—John W. Townsend, “In Kentucky” and its Author, “Jim” Mulligan, pp. 8–9 (1935).
SUBJECTS: Kentucky