Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
James Hilary Mulligan (18441916)
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 politicsthe damnedest In Kentucky.
JAMES H. MULLIGAN, In Kentucky, stanza 7.John W. Townsend, In Kentucky and its Author, Jim Mulligan, pp. 89 (1935).