Who Sang Presidential Rag? Arlo Guthrie

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Credits
publisher: ©THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY
writers: Arlo Guthrie
release date: 1974
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock
length: 4:30
You said you didn't know
That the cats with the birds were there
And you never go along with that kind of stuff no where
But that just isn't the point man
That's the wrong wrong way to go
If you didn't know about that one, well then what else don't you know
You said that you were lied to
Well that ain't hard too see
But you must have been fooled again by your friends across the sea
And maybe you were fooled again by your people here at home
Because nobody could talk like you
And know what's going on
Nobody elected your family
And we didn't elect your friends
No one voted for your advisers
And nobody wants the men
You're the one we voted for, so you must take the blame
For handing out authority to men who were insane
You say its all fixed up now, you've got new guys on the line
But you had better remember this while you still got the time
Mothers still are weeping for their boys that went to war
Father still are asking what the whole damn thing was for
And People still are hungry and people still are poor
And on this week of work these days don't feed the kids no more
Schools are still like prison
'Cause we don't learn how to live
And everybody wants to take, nobody wants to give
Yes you will be remembered, be remembered very well
And if I live a long life, all the stories I could tell
A mans who falls in poverty of sickness and of grief
Hell yes
You will be remembered, be remembered very well
You said you didn't know
That the that the cats with the birds were there
You'd never go along with that kind of stuff no where
But that just isn't the point man
That's the wrong ,wrong way to go
You did



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Won't Be Long
  • 2 Presidential Rag
  • 3 Deportees
  • 4 Children of Abraham
  • 5 Nostalgia
  • 6 When the Cactus Is in Bloom
  • 7 Me and My Goose
  • 8 Bling Blang
  • 9 Go Down Moses
  • 10 Hard Times
  • 11 Last to Leave

  • Album Information
    label: Reprise Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin