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Obit: Songs for Ronnie Reagan

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Fergie 05 Jun 04 - 09:37 PM
Gorgeous Gary 05 Jun 04 - 10:34 PM
GUEST 05 Jun 04 - 11:35 PM
Ebbie 06 Jun 04 - 12:29 AM
GUEST,guest 06 Jun 04 - 12:34 AM
Tam the Bam (Nutter) 06 Jun 04 - 09:18 AM
Clinton Hammond 06 Jun 04 - 10:22 AM
The Borchester Echo 06 Jun 04 - 10:27 AM
Charley Noble 06 Jun 04 - 10:46 AM
kendall 06 Jun 04 - 11:18 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: HEY, RONNIE REAGAN (Maguire/Byrne/Walsh)
From: Fergie
Date: 05 Jun 04 - 09:37 PM

Tonight when the news came I thought of a song sung by Christy Moore when he was fronting Moving Hearts, my mother who is 84 years old said "it's a pity it wasn't Bush"

Right on Mom.


Hey, Ronnie Reagan
(Words John Maguire, music Karl Byrne and Tony Walsh)

I remember the show twenty-one years ago,
When John Kennedy paid us a visit.
Now the world's rearranged--not improved, only changed--
But our heart's in the same place--or is it?

CHO: Hey, Ronnie Reagan, I'm black and I'm pagan.
    I'm gay and I'm left and I'm free.
    I'm a non-fundamentalist environmentalist.
    Please don't bother me.

You're so cool, playing poker with death as the joker.
You've nerve, but you don't reassure us.
With those paranoid vistas of mad Sandinistas
Are you really defending Honduras?

You'll be wearing the green down at Balltporeen,
The town of the little potato.
Put your arms around Garret and dangle your carrot,
But you'll never get me to join NATO.

Do you share my impression the world's in recession,
There's rather too much unemployment?
Still with Pershing and Cruise we'll have nothing to lose
But millions in missile deployment.

We can dig shelter holes when we've bartered our souls
For security, then we can shovel,
While the myth of our dreams turns to nightmares, it seems,
From the White House straight back to the hovel.

Since the Irish dimension has won your attention,
I ask myself, just what's your game?
Do your eyes share the tears of our last fifteen years,
Or is that just a vote-catcher's gleam?

Your dollars may beckon, but I think we should reckon
The cost of accepting your gold.
If we join your alliance, what price our defiance?
What's left if our freedom is sold?

Bad cess to him and his warmongering and to the Iran Contra scandal I said, and I would echo my mother's sentiment, it is a pity it wasn't Bush.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Song for Ronnie Regan
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 05 Jun 04 - 10:34 PM

Someone in the California filk community once wrote a song called "Carl Sagan San Diegan Ronald Reagan Pagan" (or something like that). I must go seek out the lyrics...

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: Obit: Song for Ronnie Regan
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jun 04 - 11:35 PM

Ronald Regan is DEAD?????

Sincerely, sorry, the poor old soul has suffeled-off this mortal coil.

He was grand old man...nothing like the pablum politicians of today.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Song for Ronnie Regan
From: Ebbie
Date: 06 Jun 04 - 12:29 AM

Guest, you must mean Donald Regan. He was Chief of Staff under President Reagan, and was involved with President Reagan in the Iran Contra criminal actions. He died in 2003.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Song for Ronnie Regan
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 06 Jun 04 - 12:34 AM

Fergie, you should at least try tospell his name correctly. REAGAN.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Song for Ronnie Reagan
From: Tam the Bam (Nutter)
Date: 06 Jun 04 - 09:18 AM

It's sad when a grand old man like him dies, I know he had his faults but even then it's still sad.

Good bye.

As for a song what about Peace Round because he brought the cod war to an end.

And not many American Presidents could do that.

Good old Ronnie.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Song for Ronnie Reagan
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 06 Jun 04 - 10:22 AM

I for one am glad he's gone!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Song for Ronnie Reagan
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 06 Jun 04 - 10:27 AM

The cod war? Are you sure? Didn't we have that with Iceland? Where's skarpi when you need him?


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Subject: RE: Obit: Song for Ronnie Reagan
From: Charley Noble
Date: 06 Jun 04 - 10:46 AM

Countess-

There were some who always thought that Ronnie was a cold fish, including his ex-wife.

We used to use this verse at anti-nuke demonstrations roughly based on a Reagan remark. We would form up our chalking gun drill team, march back and forth, present arms, and chant "RADIATION IN THE TREES, BLAME IT ON THE KILLER TREES!"

The whatyamacallit disease is a hard way to go. Peace.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Obit: Song for Ronnie Reagan
From: kendall
Date: 06 Jun 04 - 11:18 AM

Reagan is dead? How can they tell?

He ended the cold war? What a crock! Gorbechev, Walesa and the Pope ended the cold war.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Song for Ronnie Reagan
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Jun 04 - 11:30 AM

I hope Joe Clone can rename this thread, it's not an obit, it's sniping.    Maybe "BS: I still hate Ronald Reagan" would be appropriate.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Song for Ronnie Reagan
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 06 Jun 04 - 12:07 PM

Being a simple Brit it seems to me that RR was the last President the good folk of America respected.

Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: Obit: Song for Ronnie Reagan
From: mack/misophist
Date: 06 Jun 04 - 01:46 PM

He was a nice, simple man. And he was a fool, an idiot. He never understood what he was, what he was doing, or why so many psople hate him. Although his movies don't show it, he turned into one hell of a fine actor.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Song for Ronnie Reagan
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 06 Jun 04 - 02:13 PM

The best song ever written about Reagan was by Tom Paxton entitled   " We're Filling Our Bottles For Ronnie". It was about mandatory drug testing. SOL ZELLER


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Subject: RE: Obit: Song for Ronnie Reagan
From: Peace
Date: 06 Jun 04 - 03:21 PM

The cod war IS ended. So's the friggin' cod.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Song for Ronnie Reagan
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 06 Jun 04 - 06:13 PM

For less simple Brits, Ronnie was such a good actor, we all thought he was dumb.

Some of the tributes on the radio this morning, about his political acumen despite lack of education, were very interesting, (particularly the contribution from Lord (Geoffrey)Howe).

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Obit: Song for Ronnie Reagan
From: Gareth
Date: 06 Jun 04 - 07:03 PM

Dumb he was not - Evil ??????

Gareth


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Subject: RE: Obit: Song for Ronnie Reagan
From: Fergie
Date: 06 Jun 04 - 08:58 PM

Ronnie was a rightwinger of the most obnoxious kind, he supported the unamerican committee, he supported the Nixon anticommunist hysteria and he supported the Hollywood blacklist, he supported the Vietnam war and Pol Pot, the trade sanctions against Cuba, and Nicaragua. He armed Iran AND Iraq , in short he was a neo-fascist and anti-democracy, he spun his hometown bullshit in the Midwest and Washington, he traded on his simple cowboy image but in reality he was a puppet in the hands and control of the moguls and he did their bidding. In my opinion he is no loss and I will not mourn his passing one iota.
Fergus


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Subject: RE: Obit: Song for Ronnie Reagan
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 06 Jun 04 - 10:13 PM

Seems to me, Joan Baez sang at Woodstock:

                   He's a Drugstore Truckdrivin' Man
                   & he's the head of the Ku Klux Klan
                   When summer comes rollin' around
                   You'll be lucky to get out of town.

And if I recall she was making a reference to Ronnie, when she sang it.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Song for Ronnie Reagan
From: MAG
Date: 07 Jun 04 - 01:47 AM

Since we're talking songs here, how about Si Kahn's

It's government on horseback again,

Back to the days when congressmen were men;

We can make it on our own, running on testosterone,

It's government on horseback again.

wasn't there a verse about red dye #7, or was that another song??


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Subject: RE: Obit: Song for Ronnie Reagan
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jun 04 - 02:26 AM

Do any Brit mudcatters still remember 'The Two Ronnies' take on Reagan? They appeared as a country
music duo, ' Barker was 'Fat-belly Slim' and I've forgotten Corbett's stage name, they sang a song made up
of all the improbabilities which they could just bring themselves to believe but the chorus was the one
thing which they absolutely could NOT believe: "Ronald Reagan as President."


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Subject: RE: Obit: Song for Ronnie Reagan
From: ced2
Date: 07 Jun 04 - 05:45 AM

Tom Paxton wrote a good one.. started something like ..."So you voted for Ronnie Reagun howdya do,"   Summed the evil mans deeds.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Song for Ronnie Reagan
From: GUEST,Bill Scallan
Date: 07 Jun 04 - 12:36 PM

Wow, I like your remarks about ole Ronnie. Especially
about too bad it wasn't Dubya!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Song for Ronnie Reagan
From: MAG
Date: 07 Jun 04 - 12:41 PM

Under Ronnie reagan, California started the tax revolt movement, which has old people and the mentally ill out on the street, prey to the elements and the sickos who hurt people for fun.

May he be earning the eternal whatever he so justly deserves.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Song for Ronnie Reagan
From: Blackcatter
Date: 07 Jun 04 - 12:45 PM

"Joan Baez sang at Woodstock"

She dedicated the song to him and also talked about her husband who was currently in jail.


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Subject: Lyr Add: RONNIE'S BOYS (Chad Mitchell Trio)
From: beadie
Date: 08 Jun 04 - 12:33 PM

On a reunion tour back in the eighties, the original Chad Mitchell Trio guys updated their 1964 ditty about Goldwater (Barry's Boys) to accommodate the current administration.

"Ronnie's Boys" used much of the same lyric with a few appropriate substitutions. Its available on a two-CD set.

Ronnie's Boys
(songwriter: June Reizner??)

Oh, we're the new kind of men,
we wanna go back to 1910,
We're Ronnie's boys.
We're the kids with a cause,
yes, a government like Grandmama's
We're Ronnie's boys.
We're the new kind of youth at your alma mater,
Back to silver standards and solid gold water,
Back to when the poor were poor and rich were rich,
And you felt so damn secure just knowing which were which.
We're the kids who agree to be
social without security,
We're Ronnie's boys.
He threw his hat in the ring
where Richard Nixon once was king,
now he's too left wing,
So if you don't want to trade with any old Red China,
or Canada, or Britain or North Carolina,
You too can join the crew,
Tippecanoe and Nancy, too,
back with Ronnie,
(he'll make you lots of money),
back with Ronnie's boys.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Song for Ronnie Reagan
From: johnfitz.com
Date: 08 Jun 04 - 10:50 PM

Think sometimes what you say. If Reagan was a cruel idiot many of you are equally cruel jerks. I couldn' think of anything more interesting to say, but then again, neither could you.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Song for Ronnie Reagan
From: Greg F.
Date: 08 Jun 04 - 11:34 PM

Well, there's the second verse of Tom Rush's version of
Beam Me Up, Scotty:

Now the President he's tellin' me the recession came and went.
Nobody got broke- we only got bent.
So how come my phone's still off, and I can't pay the rent???
Beam me up, Scotty, beam me up.

Or, better yet:

I'll watch as you're lowered down into your death bed
And I'll stand o'er your grave 'til I'm sure that you're dead.

Damn his Eyes!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Song for Ronnie Reagan
From: GUEST,Up Yours you loin licking liberals
Date: 11 Jun 04 - 10:12 PM

Yes that's right up yours. right free speech and all that,
BbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbPpppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppt pop pop Bloch donning ding splat. The nicest thing about having a infirm 84 year old mother is she can crap her self in public and no one cares. Right Fergi.   Keep us posted and let us know when the rest of your mothers body reaches the same brain dead state your mother is in. My her potty chair collaspe while she is using it.


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