The "Bedford Forrest Quickstep" was a campaign song of Patriot Party candidate Nathan Bedford Forrest during the Presidential race of 1867.

It contained the following lyric:

"He chased the niggers and they did run,
he chased the niggers and he gave 'em the gun!
Hit 'em again, hit 'em again, hit 'em again - Forrest!"

Nate Caudell and Henry Pleasants witnessed Forrest's Trees singing this song during a heated rally in Nashville, North Carolina.[1]


  1. The Guns of the South, p. 381-384.

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