Lyr Req: The Little Mouse (Malvina Reynolds)
BURY ME IN MY OVERALLS
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Subject: Lyr Req: Song about a mouse that chewed a wire|
From: open mike
Date: 06 Aug 15 - 04:08 PM
Looking or a song (I think it was by Malvina Reynolds) about a mouse that chewed thru a wire and caused a great stoppage...of a power grid or a major computer or something/? A sort of David and Goliath story.
Got any clus on this one?
Subject: Lyr Add: THE LITTLE MOUSE (Malvina Reynolds)|
From: open mike
Date: 06 Aug 15 - 04:10 PM
ah ha...found the answer...
THE LITTLE MOUSE
Words and music by Malvina Reynolds; copyright 1976 Schroder Music Company, renewed 2004.
As sung by Malvina Reynolds on "Ear to the Ground"
A little mouse got into the wires
At the central clearing house in Buenos Aires.
One little mouse short-circuited the computers,
Says a press dispatch from Reuters.
Hooray for the little mouse
That fucked up the clearing house,
And went the Stock Exchange in a spin
And made the bankers cry.
So much for the electronic brains,
That run the world of banks and airplanes,
And if one little mouse can set them all awry,
Why not you and I?
Then there was another item in the papers
About a bank's computers
That messed up the accounts
So the farmer's checks all bounced,
So his business fell apart
And it nearly broke his heart.
So he took the bank to court,
And they gave him an award
Of a hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
The bank appealed and on due consideration
The higher court doubled the compensation.
There is justice sometimes.
So if a computer does it to you,
You can sue, or chew the wires through.
[Repeat the earlier sung part.]
http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/MALVINA/mr098.htm From the Malvina Reynolds Songbook
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about a mouse that chewed a wire|
From: open mike
Date: 06 Aug 15 - 04:17 PM