7.
THE RIGHT TO SUFFER BLUES

(A talking 12-bar blues)

Come all you working folks
And listen to me.
Gonna sing about the joys of a free
  economy,
     Oh yes I will,
     Without bias.
I've got those ever-lovin'
Right-to-suffer blues.

The President's playing golf
Out at the Burning Tree.
It warms the cockles of my heart
To know he's thinking about me.
     And there he stands --
   **Putts,
I've got those ever-lovin'
Right-to-suffer blues.

This economic system does so much
For me and you.
Provides material benefits
And the right to suffer too.
Like old Charlie Wilson says,
     "We can't all be kennel dogs,
     Somebody's got to be
     A son-of-a-bitch."
I've got those ever-lovin'
Right-to-suffer blues.

**For your Yiddish speaking friends,
  this means "to hit the ball."
 

GET THEE BEHIND ME SATAN

Boss comes up to me with
A five dollar bill.
Says "Get yourself some whiskey, boy,
And drink your fill."

CHORUS:
Get thee behind me, Satan,
Travel on down the line.
I am a Union Man,
Gonna leave you behind.

Red headed woman,
Asked me out to dine.
Says "Love me, baby,
Leave the Union behind."

CHORUS:
                           (cont.)

On the Fourth of July,
The politicians say,
"Vote for us and
Well raise your pay."

CHORUS:

Now, if anyone should ask you
Your union to sell,
Just tell 'em where to go
Send 'em back to hell.

CHORUS:
 

LET MY PEOPLE GO

When Israel was In Egypt land,
Let my people go.
Oppressed so hard they could not stand.
Let my people go.

CHORUS:
Go down, Moses, way down in Egypt land.
Tell old Pharaoh, Let my people go.

Thus saith the Lord, Bold Moses said,
Let my people go.
If not, I'll smite your first born dead.
Let my people go.

CHORUS:

No more shall they in bondage toil,
Let my people go.
Let them come with Egypt's spoil.
Let my people go.

CHORUS:

When they had reached the other shore,
Let my people go.
They sang a song of triumph o'er,
Let my people go.

CHORUS:

This world's a wilderness of woe,
Let my people go.
O, let us on to Canaan go,
Let my people go.

CHORUS:

Your foes shall not before you stand,
Let my people go.
And you'll possess fair Canaan's land,
Let my people go.


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