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Lyr Add: Folk Song Army (Tom Lehrer)

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ALMA
BE PREPARED 2
BRIGHT COLLEGE DAYS
CHRISTMAS TIME
CLEMENTINE (2)
ELEPHANTS (The Force of Habit---ROUND)
FIGHT FIERCELY, HARVARD!
HUNTING SONG
I WANNA GO BACK TO DIXIE
I'LL HOLD YOUR HAND IN MINE
IN OLD MEXICO
LOBACHEVSKY
MASOCHISM TANGO
MY HOME TOWN
NEW MATH
OEDIPUS REX (2)
POISONING PIGEONS IN THE PARK
POLLUTION
PROUD TO BE A SOLDIER
SMUT
SO LONG, MOM
THE CHEMICAL ELEMENTS
THE FOLK SONG ARMY
THE FORMULARY SONG
THE IRISH BALLAD (RICKETY TICKETY TIN)
THE OLD DOPE PEDDLER
THE RED LINE SONG
THE WIENER SCHNITZEL WALTZ
THE WILD WEST IS WHERE I WANT TO BE
VATICAN RAG
WE WILL ALL GO TOGETHER WHEN WE GO
WERNHER VON BRAUN
WHEN YOU ARE OLD AND GREY


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katlaughing 13 Jul 08 - 04:33 PM
GUEST,Gerry 13 Jul 08 - 08:19 PM
Jeri 13 Jul 08 - 08:24 PM
katlaughing 13 Jul 08 - 09:49 PM
Alice 13 Jul 08 - 11:17 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Folk Song Army - Tom Lehrer
From: katlaughing
Date: 13 Jul 08 - 04:33 PM

I searched and searched. With all we have posted about and by Tom Lehrer, I was sure we'd have the lyrics to this song, but danged if I can find them. So, here we go, from THIS SITE

ARTIST: Tom Lehrer
TITLE: The Folk Song Army
Lyrics and Chords


[Capo 1]

We are the Folk Song Army
Everyone of us cares
We all hate poverty, war and injustice
Unlike the rest of you squares

/ D - G - / A7 - D - / B7 - Em - / D A7 D A7 /

There are innocuous folk songs
Yeah, but we regard 'em with scorn
The folks who sing 'em have no social conscience
Why they don't even care if Jimmy crack corn

... / A7 - D - /

If you feel dissatisfaction
Strum your frustrations away
Some people may prefer action
But give me a folk song any old day

/ F#m - C#m - / / G - D - / Em - F#7 - /

The tune doesn't have to be clever
And it don't matter if you put a couple extra syllables into a line
It sounds more ethnic if it ain't good English
And it don't even gotta rhyme - excuse me - rhyne

Remember the war against Franco
That's the kind where each of us belongs
Though he may have won all the battles
We had all the good songs

/ C# - D - / - - C# - / :

So join in the Folk Song Army
Guitars are the weapons we bring
To the fight against poverty, war, and injustice
Ready, aim, sing

___________________________________________________________________

I went looking for this after listening to Car Talk, today, on NPR. A young woman called in with a question about her friend's car which she has been using to travel to every state to sing her songs. While talking with her, the guys asked if she was a member of the Folk Army Song or if she sang it, then mentioned Lehrer and his song. I didn't get her name, but I think it must be Kristi Kruger. If not, then at least I've found another interesting singer-songwriter.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Folk Song Army - Tom Lehrer
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 13 Jul 08 - 08:19 PM

It's under T, at http://www.mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=6315


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Folk Song Army - Tom Lehrer
From: Jeri
Date: 13 Jul 08 - 08:24 PM

Here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Folk Song Army - Tom Lehrer
From: katlaughing
Date: 13 Jul 08 - 09:49 PM

Well, thanks, but how come it didn't show up? I did a Super Search every which including with Tom's name and a thread title search, too. Hmmm...thanks, again.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Folk Song Army - Tom Lehrer
From: Alice
Date: 13 Jul 08 - 11:17 PM

I was listening to Car Talk, too, Kat. Very funny. They knew the song and she, the "folksinger" didn't. Tom and Ray started singing part of it.


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