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Lyr/Meanings Songs By Wini Beatty

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Subject: Lyr/Meanings Songs By Wini Beatty
From: cnd
Date: 11 Sep 15 - 05:56 PM

So I'm making this thread for songs by Wini Beatty. Not much is known about her (at least online), so I decided I'd sort of gather it here, and post some lyrics/meanings to some songs of hers.

Key Records was a right-wing record label started in 1955/6 in Los Angeles, CA, by Vick Knight[1]. Though it did release some original music, it mostly released speeches.[2]

So now about Wini Beatty. Before she got political, "Miss Beatty's specialty songs [were] based on lamented love. An album she has made of those renditions for Key Records, by the way, has won her fame as the 'Losers Weepers Girl.' It was during an engagement at Howard Manor two years ago that Wini developed the special talent for selling a song dealing with frustrated romance. She was advised at the time to concentrate on this technique. She did and it proved to he the turning point in her career, leading to her lucrative contract with Key Records. Miss Beatty is a native of Arkansas. but received her education in Southern California schools. Her musical career was launched while she was an undergrad at Fullerton Junior College. Disk Jockey Al Jarvis heard her and opened the door to her first exposure to radio as a singing pianist. This led to her first waxing experience as a jazz pianist." Source:

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Subject: RE: Lyr ADD: POTOMAC RIVER (Beatty)
From: cnd
Date: 11 Sep 15 - 06:04 PM

The album that I can post songs from is her album "Folk Music for Tax-Payers." You can look at it here

This song, titled Potomac River, is about the presidents and how they lie. I'm not sure what tune it's to, but it seems familiar.

(Wini Beatty)

Way down up in the Potomac River, in Washington they say
There lives a famous Indian giver called "the Great Society"
Just prior to the last election they went on TV
Smiled and announced a cut in taxes, folks was as pleased as could be

Then when they got back in office, what did they promptly do?
Put back the tax--in fact, they raised it!

Outside of that, what's new?

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Meanings Songs By Wini Beatty
From: cnd
Date: 11 Sep 15 - 06:28 PM

Oops, I forgot the link for the last song. You can listen to it here:

This song, titled "Medicare - Billy Sol" is a medley of two songs, "Medicare" and "Billy Sol." The first one is obviously about Medicare, set to the theme of "Oh Christmas Tree." "Billy Sol" refers to businessman Billie Sol Estes, who is best known for a business scandal that sent him to jail for fraud multiple times and complicated by his ties to friend and future U.S. President Lyndon Johnson.

(Wini Beatty)

Oh Medicare, sweet Medicare
Everyone deserves a share
So go fall on your derriere
Send the bill to Medicare

Go strain your sack, 'roiliac*
Have a big fat cardiac
Why be a healthy lunatic?
You're crazy if you don't get sick

Oh Medicare, sweet Medicare
Treats you like a millionaire
Get clobbered on the thoroughfare
Medicare will be right there

Of course the treas'ry shows a loss
It costs you much more than Blue Cross
But what a pleasure to be ill
And never know you paid the bill

[tempo change to "Billy Sol"]

Did you lay some dough away, Billy Sol, Billy Sol?
Did you lay some dough away, Billy Sol Estes?
Did you hide what they say you stole for
The day you get your parole

Go ahead, hibernate
Let that int'rest accumulate
You're still young, you can wait
Billy Sol Estes

* "Roiliac" probably refers to the joint disease Sacroiliac.

You can listen to that medley here:

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Meanings Songs By Wini Beatty
From: cnd
Date: 11 Sep 15 - 06:48 PM

Here's the song "Hammers and Sickles--'The Y'," a medley of two songs: "Hammers and Sickles" and "'The Y'." The first song is probably alluding to some event, but I'm not sure what. I also can't find much on "The Y," partially (mostly) due to the fact that it's only 5 lines long.

(Wini Beatty)

At UN headquarters
The network reporters
Use hammers and sickles to edit the news
Instead of exposing
Their superimposing
Their ideo-ideological views

Concisely, succinctly
Bluntly and pinkly
The liberal establishment manages news
They laugh at resistance
And preach coexistence
While watching the enemy lighting the fuse

[Tempo changes to that of "The Y"]

Oh, dear?
What can the matter be?
Dear? Dear? What can the matter be?
My! My! What can the matter be?
Walter so-long at the Y

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Meanings Songs By Wini Beatty
From: cnd
Date: 11 Sep 15 - 07:15 PM

"The Y" is to the theme of "Oh Dear! What Can The Matter Be."

Also, somewhere along the way I lost the link to that song above, too, so here's the link to that:

Here's the next song at the album, "I'd Rather Do It Myself." It's about some commercials on TV, and how weird they are.

(Wini Beatty)

Reuben, Reuben, I've been thinkin'
What a strange world this would be
To a man from Mars who just drops in
And sees the commercials on our TV

A bunch of people eating their hats
While putting greasy kids' stuff on their hair
Tripping acid in a stomach
And hang a living room out to air

A guy on a white horse does your laundry
Leaves it right on you or takes the dirt
Three Chinese are in a quandary
Can't get a wrinkle out of the shirt

The queen wears a crown but can't afford butter
A board rides down a railroad track
A girl crawls out of a tube of hair-cream
Another has a witch sneakin' up and back

A washing-machine is ten feet tall
A fellas brain tells him when to cough
A guy in the sky falls into an auto
A girl tells her boyfriend to take it all off

Who could afford to buy all these products?
Who's got a house with a big enough shelf?
TV makes your decisions for you
But please, mother! I'd rather do it myself

Listen to it here:

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