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Lyr Req: Your Friendly Liberal Neighborhood KKK

30 Apr 00 - 12:57 PM (#220408)
Subject: 'Friendly, Liberal Neighborhood KKK'
From: GUEST,wanderhope

I asked a while back, but I'm doing it again. I wonder if anyone has the chords, or can point me to them... I will find the album if I have to, but I have all the other songs from it... Thanks so much.

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30 Apr 00 - 01:05 PM (#220410)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: 'Friendly, Liberal Neighborho
From: catspaw49

We also did a thread where the "Mitchell Trio Songbook" came up....Perhaps one of the folks on that thread will find you.

Spaw


30 Apr 00 - 04:40 PM (#220458)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: 'Friendly, Liberal Neighborho
From: folk1234

Hi, Wanderhope. I have a copy of the wondefrul Mitchell Trio Song Book, but it does not have "Friendly Neighborhod Klu Klux Klan" (I seem to recall that the title is "Is There a Klavern in Your Town"). The book was published in '64, so ".....KKK" may have come out later. I also looked through my tapes and CDs, but could not find it. I'll let you know if I come up with anything.


30 Apr 00 - 08:12 PM (#220524)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: 'Friendly, Liberal Neighborho
From: Stewie

It's also on the recent CD compilation 'Best of the Chad Mitchell Trio: The Mercury Years' Mercury 314 534 400-2.


29 Apr 03 - 12:57 AM (#942496)
Subject: ADD: Your Friendly, Liberal, Neighborhood KKK
From: Joe Offer

YOUR FRIENDLY, LIBERAL, NEIGHBORHOOD KU KLUX KLAN
(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?

Spoken:
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

Spoken:
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.

Spoken:
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)

Spoken:
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


29 Apr 03 - 02:28 AM (#942526)
Subject: RE: Chords Req: Friendly, Liberal Neighborhood KKK
From: catspaw49

Bless you Joe for this and "Alma Mater" as well. I knew both but had forgotten some of the lyrics. It seems to me that they were prone to add in different rhymes in this one as one I remember very well which they did in a TV performance"


"We wear our robes with a satin sash
That proves that we're rich white trash."


Spaw


05 Sep 03 - 02:34 PM (#1013482)
Subject: RE: Chords Req: Friendly, Liberal Neighborhood KKK
From: GUEST,pwinship@npl.org

The "Klug" should be the "Kludd" I think he's the chaplain of the organization.

pwinship


06 Sep 03 - 12:24 PM (#1013948)
Subject: RE: Chords Req: Friendly, Liberal Neighborhood KKK
From: GUEST,.gargoyle

Looks like the ideal place to weave in the southern Sherrif/N---gr "jokes" of the 1960's. If I heard one...I heard 50 more.... all spinning off the original. They also went with a series of "jokes" about "Bluebird Bomb-proof Buses." Sick and shocking, they seemed to be standard-schtick with the southerners.

Did you hear about the Sherrif that was sent to investigate the death of a "N--gr" at the edge of the woods? The "N--gr" had 44 bullet holes through him. The Sherrif said, "Worst damned case of suicide I've ever seen."

Did you hear about the Sherrif that was sent to investigate the death of a "N--gr" in our local river? The "N--gr" had 155 pounds of steel chain wrapped around his body. Our Sherrif shook his head and said, "Damned "N--gr"'s steal more chain than they can swim with.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


28 Jun 17 - 03:29 PM (#3863324)
Subject: RE: Lyr: Friendly, Liberal Neighborhood KKK
From: GUEST,keberoxu

Just to get this thread back on track --

Mondegreen Confession Time!

My ears mis-heard the word "liberal"
on hearing the song.
I believed that they were calling themselves:

"friendly little ole neighborhood Ku Klux Klan..."