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Thread #17531   Message #2165642
Posted By: Mike Miller
07-Oct-07 - 12:47 AM
Thread Name: Funniest Talking Blues Song
Subject: RE: Funniest Talking Blues Song
Back in the day, when the Left was able to poke fun at itself, the two headed radical that was Dave VanRonk and Roy Berkeley put together a parody of The People's Songbook which they called The Boss's Songbook. It was more dangerous times for liberals. There was the HUAC and the ever popular Sen. Joseph McCarthy and his pocketful of inuendo. Still, folks, back then, were secure enough to laugh at the situation. One of the selections was a takeoff on Pete's "Talking
Union Blues". As I recall it started out like this.

Listen here, boy, what's this I see?
It seems you're makin' more than me.
It's plain to see we need a change.
Let's find out what we can arrange.
We need a union
How 'bout the Soviet Union?