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janemick Lyr Req: America, We Stand Against You (11) RE: Lyr Req: America, We Stand Against You 16 Jan 11

This was recorded by Martin Carthy (The Kershaw Sessions)
here is some info I downloaded about it (sorry I forget the source)

"Aux anciens parapets is a poem by Miles Wooton, a savage bit of satire on American fatcattery, spoken over a tour de force rendering of the Harry Lime Theme from The Third Man, a tune for the zither by Anton Caras. An air of sauntering menace.
The title is taken from Rimbaud's Le bateau ivre: "Je regrette l'Europe aux anciens parapets!"

For chewing gum, cola, brunch burgers and rye


Honor tarts, Sinatra, Mom's apple pie

For the death of the buffalo, the birth of the blues,
For high balls and hot dogs and bootlegger's booze

Honest John, Minuteman, Trident and Cruise


Dumbo, Rambo, Bonzo, Sue Ellen, J.R.


For Elvis and Bing and the Cadillac car

For space age technology, for stone age finesse,
For getting us all in one hell of a mess,
With your God save America, God damn the rest


Nixon, Kissinger, bombs in Vietnam


That sly red-necked huckster they call Uncle Sam

For the sake of the thousands of children who died,
For your generals, your senators, your presidents who lied,
For their Mickey Mouse morals, Neanderthal pride


Showbiz and all of the razzamatazz

Uncle Toms cabin, chain gang, Alcatraz

Peanuts, popcorn, B movies and glamour parades,
Las Vegas, and crap and amusement arcades
Ku Klux Klan, Billy Graham and moral crusades


We stand against you

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