49.
CAPITALISM MAKES IT SO

One right is guaranteed to every
  citizen -
To vote and know what he is voting
  for,
To have a group of honest politicians
And when he asks for truth not get
Ad-lie.
This is what we pretend is going on,
But glad to say it never yet has
  happened
And votes have gone the way they're
  bought to go.
We lie and cheat and steal to get in
  office,
It seems that Capitalism just makes
  it so.
We crave to be more honest than we
  are.
Give Adlai to the poor because he's
  bright,
His speeches are so wise and kind,
  by Gar!
If all the things he says were only
  right.
But glad to say the speeches are all
  phony.
If Ike says "come", then Adial will
  say "go".
Who wouldn't like to be both rich
  and honest,
It seems that Capitalism won't have
  it so.
 

YAY, HOORAY

Last August, by a quirk of Fate
These two were chosen as our
  candidates.
Yay, hooray.
Some people say that they don't
  stand a chance
That Adlai never will be President,
  (the swine)
To the happy couple,
Yay, hooray, oi, vay.
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Don't tell me what happened in Spain.
Please don't explain Nehru.
If there is any talking to do
Why should we listen in vain?
I'll tell you.
 

MY FAIR PARTY - A skit on Unity
 

SONG OF THE FELLOW TRAVELLER

      (Tune: Loverly)

All I want is some unity
With all those who agree with me,
With one large happy group,
Oh, wouldn't it be loverly?

Let's forget Stalin and his crimes.
Let's forget those unpleasant times.
Don't drag in blood we spill.
Let's not remember Hungary.

I don't thoroughly understand the
  problems that you raise,
I don't think dissension ever really
  and truly pays,
Let's forget all the massacres.
Slave labor no more occurs (does it?)
Let's get together and agree
Wouldn't it be loverly,
Politically loverly, analytically
loverly.
 

SHOW ME - THE SCHACHTMAN SONG

Don't talk of Debs, Trotsky or Ike,
Have we a common basis?
Don't speak of theories, wrong ones
  or right,
Let us get down to cases.

Marx and Engel's theories on the rate
  of exploitation
Are not the point of this flirtation.
If we want to woo each other, let's
  get on the ball,
What are your plans for the fall?
Are all for free democracy
Or do poles come between us?
Let's find out now, just who and how
Can get together and stick.
What are your politics?

Sing me no songs, tell me no jokes,
Listen, you blokes, show me.
Have we a firm joint policy?
Can we agree? Show me.
Theories do not thrill me now, the
  wise ones or absurd,
There isn't one, I haven't heard.
With these great analyses, don't take
  up my time.
All of the best ones are mine.


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