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Thread #20921   Message #942496
Posted By: Joe Offer
29-Apr-03 - 12:57 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Your Friendly Liberal Neighborhood KKK
Subject: ADD: Your Friendly, Liberal, Neighborhood KKK
(June Reizner)

Is there a klavern in your town, in your town?
If not, then why not have us down, have us down?

You'll never recognize us, there's a smile upon our face
We're changin all our dirty sheets and a-cleanin up the place
Yep, since we got a lawyer and a public relations man,
We're your friendly, liberal, neighborhood Ku Klux Klan

Yes, we're your friendly, liberal, neighborhood Ku Klux Klan
Ever since we got that lawyer and that public relations man
' course we did shoot one reporter, but he was just obscene
And you can't call us no filthy names - What does Anglo-Saxon mean?

Allemande left, allemande right, the Ladies' Auxilliary is meetin' tonight
'Cause the Klan's collected so much cash that now, by gum, we're rich white trash

Now, we've heard it said our leadership's not qualified to lead
Well I'm tellin you that just ain't true - Why three of them can read
Take a Grand Exalted Dragon, now some folks think he's bad,
Well, you should meet his sweet old mother, and her brother, who's his dad.

Yes, they're your friendly, liberal, neighborhood Ku Klux Klan
And he's gonna run for governor 'soon as he's out of the can
We're all from fine old families, the pride of all these hills
Yes, seven generations at the same illegal stills

Had a little rally the other night, Shot up town in a fury
Luke's arrested, Pa's on trial, And the rest of us are on the jury.

Now, we've heard them call us deadbeats, and we'd like to say we're not
We'll all stand on our record, and that's one thing we've all got
And we only have that arsenal so that you won't raise no fuss
And if you don't like that, then call the cops
'Cause the chances are, they're us.

Yes we're your friendly, liberal, neighborhood Ku Klux Klan
But somehow we went from the fire to the fryin pan
We never learned to hold a job, and we never learned to write
But boy, we sure have learned to use the ropes, 'cause we use them every night.

Now, when Congress calls, you don't get stuck; just start confessin and pass the buck
The Klug (?) blames the Klakon, the Klaxon blames the Kleagle, the Kleagle blames the Grand Imperial Eagle
The Eagle blames the Wizard, the Wizard blames the Dragon
The Dragon takes the blame, but he's just braggin

Now, we're out to show the Congress that we're oh so nice and meek
Why we never even take the Fifth, 'cause we drank that all last week
And you'll never hear us shootin or hangin people high
'Cause we're learnin to respect the law and to have an alibi

Come, come, come, come to the church in the wildwood... (in background)

Oh, those dirty, lyin witnesses, Lord, forgive them what they speak
We would go to church and pray for them, 'cept we blew it up last week

Yes, we're your friendly, liberal, neighborhood Ku Klux Klan
And we sure do thank that lawyer and that public relations man
So, we're sorry that we hung them, but they did have quite a tan
And it sure confused your friendly, liberal, misunderstood
Your friendly neighborhood Klan who says,
What's wrong with a hood?
Yyour friendly, liberal, neighborhood Ku Klux - grab your Cadillac and head for the hills.

transcribed by ear from the Best of the Chad Mitchell Trio: the Mercury Years
from the Chad Mitchell Trio album Violets of Dawn, released in 1965