September 16, 2004

Campaign Balladeers

By a friend of mine....

Down the Dukakis Trail
(To the tune of "Ghost Riders in the Sky")

A veteran from Vietnam went out to Ioway
Upon his medals boasted as he stumped both night and day
When all at once a mighty herd of Deaniacs he saw
Come rushin' off the Internet and into Iowah

Yipie i ay yipie i oh
Down the Dukakis Trail

Their eyes were all on fire and their laptops made of steel
Their donor base was howling and their workers full of zeal
A bolt of fear went through the vet as they caucused far and wide
And Howard Dean was rising fast 'til he made his fateful cry

Down the Dukakis Trail

His face was flushed his eyes were wild his shirt was soaked with sweat
When he screamed and lost his lead to the Massachussetts vet
Who rode both sides of Vietnam to the nomination show
'Cause being both against and for's "electable" you know

Yipie i ay yipie i oh
Down the Dukakis Trail

But then some other vets appeared he heard one call his name
Your medals rust you've lost our trust but your head don't hang with shame
Make your peace with other soldiers or you're sure to feel our pain
As we tell all the nation of the fantasies you claimed

Yipie i ay yipie i oh
Down the Dukakis Trail
Down the Dukakis Trail
Down the Dukakis Trail....

Copyright S.D. Roberts 2004. Permission is hereby granted to use these words however you see fit as long as this copyright notice is included. Have fun with it.

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