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Daily News

Tom Paxton
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[1964]
Album "Ramblin' Boy"
Words and music by Tom Paxton
Civil rights leaders are a pain in the neck ,
Can't hold a candle to Chang Kai Shek .
How do I know? I read it in the Daily News.
Ban the bombers are afraid of a fight,
Peace hurts business and that ain't right.
How do I know? I read it in the Daily News.

Daily News, daily blues,
Pick up a copy any time you choose.
Seven little pennies in the newsboy's hand,
And you ride right along to never, never land.

We got to bomb Castro, got to bomb him flat.
He's too damn successful and we can't risk that.
How do I know? I read it in the Daily News.
There's millions of commies in the freedom fight,
Yelling for Lenin and civil rights.
How do I know? I read it in the Daily News.

Daily News, daily blues,
Pick up a copy any time you choose.
Seven little pennies in the newsboy's hand,
And you ride right along to never, never land.

Seems like the whole damn world's gone wrong.
Saint Joe McCarthy is dead and gone.
How do I know? I read it in the Daily News.
Don't try to make me change my mind with facts.
To hell with the graduated income tax.
How do I know? I read it in the Daily News.

Daily News, daily blues,
Pick up a copy any time you choose.
Seven little pennies in the newsboy's hand,
And you ride right along to never, never land.

John Paul Getty is just plain folks.
The UN charter is a cruel hoax.
How do I know? I read it in the Daily News.
J. Edgar Hoover is the man of the hour,
All he needs is just a little more power.
How do I know? I read it in the Daily News.

Daily News, daily blues,
Pick up a copy any time you choose.
Seven little pennies in the newsboy's hand,
And you ride right along to never, never land.

Contributed by Alessandro - 2009/5/22 - 11:26



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