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Thread #1199   Message #761302
Posted By: masato sakurai
07-Aug-02 - 11:38 AM
Thread Name: DTStudy: Seven Old Ladies
Subject: Lyr Add: SEVEN OLD DEMOCRATS
There's a parody of a parody (from HERE).

The Seven Old Democrats (1972)
Tune: "Seven Old Ladies"

After Watergate, the American Public was not obliged to accept Republican wrongheadedness. An alternative was offered in the form of Democrat Total Confusion. A lot of things went wrong at that Democrat Convention.

SEVEN OLD DEMOCRATS

Refrain: Oh dear, what can the matter be?
Seven Old democrats locked in conclavity;
They were there from Monday till Saturday.
Nobody knew they were there.

The name of the first one was Hubert H. Humphrey.
He only went there to make himself comfy.
He tried to stand up but could not get his bum free,
And nobody knew he was there.

The next was a Senator Muskie from Maine.
He tried it before, now he's trying again.
But his prospects, they all seem to slip down the drain,
And nobody knew he was there.

The name of the next one was Eugene McCarthy
Who aimed at reforming the Democrat party.
Does he think Sherlock Holmes could reform Moriarty?
And nobody knew he was there.

The name of the next one was Georgie McGovern.
When others went hawking, he went out a-dovin'.
I fear he'll get lost in the kickin' and shovin',
And nobody knew he was there.

The name of the next one was Wilbur D. Mills
Who had nothing to work with but ten-dollar bills.
'Twas a tight situation which tested his skills,
And nobody knew he was there.

Next came John Lindsay from New York's fair city
Who liked to read poems and words that are witty.
He stayed long enough just to view the graffitti,
And nobody knew he was there.

The name of the next one was Senator Jackson
Who thinks that a bus ain't a thing to put blacks on.
All bigots rejoice at the sound of his claxon,
And nobody knew he was there.

And one afterthought was Senator Kennedy.
When he got free from his work at the Senate, he
Liked to go roving but Never on-Sen-a-day,
And nobody knew he was there.

~Masato