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Solidarity Sing Along Holiday songs

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Solidarity Sing Along Holiday songs

Postby Shorty » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:12 pm

It's the time of year to spread Holiday cheer. Gather your friends and family to sing uplifting Holiday songs with these lyrics from the Solidarity Singers. A collection of songs is in the following links...it's the same songs with different formats (odt and txt).

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10840345/SSA%2 ... 202012.odt
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10840345/SSA%2 ... 202012.txt

Here is a sample of some of my favorites:

-25-
Gov I Can Trust
(Tune: “White Christmas”)
I’m dreaming of a gov I can trust
Just like the ones I used to know
One that won’t suppress our voters
Tells the truth ‘bout General Motors
And won’t take all that filthy corporate dough
I’m dreaming of a gov I can trust
I think about it every night
One that can appropriately read and write
'Cause the one we have right now is not too bright
I’m dreaming of a gov I can trust
One that won’t create his own stats
Wisconsin lead the nation
In loss in occupations
Like Paul Ryan, Scott made up some phony math
I’m dreaming of a gov I can trust
They don’t have to win a Nobel Prize
Just one that’s honest, transparent, and wise
Our state deserves someone who won’t tell lies

-23-
Walker Blunderland II
(Tune: “Winter Wonderland”)
Cowbells ring, are you listening,
In the Square, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight, we're active tonight.
Wintering in a Walker Blunderland
Every day we have manners
Every day we wave banners
We’ll sing out these songs, all Winter long
Wintering in a Walker Blunderland
In the Rotunda we won’t see Dave Erwin,
He’s the head of Walker’s Palace Guard
We get lots of mail from Mr. Erwin
But for him to show his face is mighty hard
Later on, we'll conspire,
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid, the plans that they’ve made,
Wintering in a Walker Blunderland
We’ll leave our guitars and fiddles in their cases
And we’ll sing a cappella for an hour
They’ll see smiles all upon our faces
And know that, through our singing, we have power
When it snows, ain't it thrilling,
Though your nose gets a chilling
We’ll sing from the floor; like we’ve done before
Wintering in a Walker Blunderland.
Wintering in a Walker Blunderland.
Winter..Walker…Winter Blunderland

-19-
Mr. Grinch
(Tune: “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”)
You're a mean one, Mr. Walker
You really are a heel,
You're as cuddly as a cactus, you're as
charming as an eel, Mr. Walker,
You're a bad banana with a greasy black peel!
You're a monster, Mr. Walker,
Your heart's an empty hole,
Your brain is full of spiders, you have garlic in
your soul, Mr. Walker,
I wouldn't touch you with a thirty-nine-and-ahalf foot pole!
You're a foul one, Mr. Walker,
You have termites in your smile,
You have all the tender sweetness of a seasick
crocodile, Mr. Walker,
Given a choice between the two of you I'd take
the seasick crocodile!
You're a rotter, Mr. Walker,
You're the king of sinful sots,
Your heart's a dead tomato splotched with
moldy purple spots, Mr. Walker,
You're a three decker sauerkraut and toadstool
sandwich with arsenic sauce!
You nauseate me, Mr. Walker,
With a nauseous super "naus"!,
You're a crooked dirty jockey and you drive a
crooked hoss, Mr. Walker,
Your soul is an appalling dump heap
overflowing with the most disgraceful
Assortment of rubbish imaginable mangled up
in tangled up knots!
You're a foul one, Mr. Walker,
You're a nasty wasty skunk,
Your heart is full of unwashed socks, your soul
is full of gunk, Mr. Walker,
The three words that best describe you are as
follows, and I quote,
"Stink, stank, stunk"!

-37-
God Bless You Very Wealthy Men
(Tune: “God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen”)
God bless you very wealthy men, good news I have to tell:
The market's up, you're making more each time you buy and sell.
With layoffs more your profits soar, you're living rather well.
O tidings of capital gains, capital gains, O tidings of capital gains!
God bless you very wealthy men, you never have to see
The people all around you who must live in misery.
You keep the poor far from your door, you know no
poverty.
O tidings of capital gains, capital gains, O tidings of
capital gains!
God bless you very wealthy men. Whatever comes to
pass,
You have no fear that you will be kicked out upon your
ass.
I have a feeling that your ceiling is not made of glass.
O tidings of capital gains, capital gains, O tidings of
capital gains!
God bless you very wealthy men, you do repeat this
song:
You owe success to your hard work, no one helped you
along.
You've raised yourself to the top shelf, your bootstraps
must be strong.
O tidings of capital gains, capital gains, O tidings of
capital gains!
God bless you poor and working folks, it's time to take
a stand
For decent wages, health and pensions are our just
demands.
It's time to fight; we must unite. Now, won't you lend a
hand?
O tidings of a world to be gained, a world to be gained,
O tidings of a world to be gained!
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Re: Solidarity Sing Along Holiday songs

Postby Igor » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:36 am

Regardless of your one's political bent, it appears that Weird Al Yankovic can breathe a sigh of relief.
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Re: Solidarity Sing Along Holiday songs

Postby Ducatista » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:04 am

"Blunderland" and "Wealthy Men" are pretty good.

"Gov I Can Trust" is a bust, though. The long, dreamy phrasing is key to that song, and cramming in a bunch of extra syllables doesn't cut it.
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Re: Solidarity Sing Along Holiday songs

Postby ouroborus4 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:21 pm

Funny. Good luck.
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Re: Solidarity Sing Along Holiday songs

Postby Shorty » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:41 pm

Here are good non-Holiday union songs from the Solidarity singers:

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/solidaritysingalong
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