When I was a kid, we still celebrated Lincoln's Birthday on February 12, and Washington's on the 22nd, especially in the schools. At some point, the government employees convinced Congress to combine them into President's Day, which honors neither, but gives those government employees a three-day weekend. The rest of us have to work those days anyway so, now, those two great men go basically unmentioned. Below is a link on Lincoln, for those who are interested.
I've read that "Blue-Tail Fly" was Lincon's favorite song. Below is a link to a guy on YouTube performing that song.
I always wondered who Jimmy was and just what the "cracking corn" was all about. Today I read that it was a way to refer to "cracking open" a jug of corn liquor. Makes a whole lot of of sense that Jimmy would celebrate when his "mastah" met his fate. Ain't history interesting?