WHITE HOUSE BLUES

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Stories are often told in folk Music, White House blues tells of the assassination of Pres. McKinley.

McKinley hollered, McKinley squalled
Doc said to McKinley, “I can’t find that ball”,
From Buffalo to Washington
Roosevelt in the White House, he’s doing his best
McKinley in the graveyard, he’s taking his rest
He’s gone a long, long time
Hush up, little children, now don’t you fret
You’ll draw a pension at your papa’s death
From Buffalo to Washington
Roosevelt in the White House drinking out of a silver cup
McKinley in the graveyard, he’ll never wake up
He’s gone a long, long time
Ain’t but one thing that grieves my mind
That is to die and leave my poor wife behind
I’m gone a long, long time
Look here, little children, (don’t) waste your breath
You’ll draw a pension at your papa’s death
From Buffalo to Washington
Standing at the station just looking at the time
See if I could run it by half past nine
From Buffalo to Washington
Came the train, she’s just on time
She run a thousand miles from eight o’clock ’till nine,
From Buffalo to Washington
Yonder comes the train, she’s coming down the line
Blowing in every station Mr. McKinley’s a-dying
It’s hard times, hard times
Look-it here you rascal, you see what you’ve done
You’ve shot my husband with that Iver-Johnson gun
Carry me back to Washington
Doc’s on the horse, he tore down his rein
Said to that horse, “You’ve got to outrun this train”
From Buffalo to Washington
Doc come a-running, takes off his specs
Said “Mr McKinley, better pass in your checks
You’re bound to die, bound to die”

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    Modern Lyrics to this grand old tune.

    Donald Trump hollered, Clinton, she squalled
    He said to Hillary, “I’m gonna build a wall”,
    Down on the border of Mexico.OF Mexico

    She says that Trump hates, Latinos as a whole,
    But her staff referred to there home as a “Taco Bowl”
    From East LA to El Paso, to El Paso

    Barry’s in the White House, he’s feeling quite blest
    Clinton’s at home, she’s taking another rest
    We need Mr Trump in Washington

    She’s all for the children, You’d think she’s a saint.
    Is she sincere, most folks would say she ain’t
    She’ll go to jail, due to email.

    Obama in the White House putting into a cup
    His term is done and America’s wakin up
    The past 8 yrs, been a long time

    Here comes the Trump train, it’s just in time,
    The country is tired of them eating steak on our dime.
    we need donald trump ,in Washington

    Yonder comes the D train, he’s coming down the line
    Blowing at every station, Isils ass is mine.
    It’s about time, in these hard times

    Look-it here Donald, you see what you’ve done
    Exposed her for wanting to take everybody’s gun
    We’ll vote you in to Washington

    His rallys are so crowded, there barely room for air.
    Her rallys are dinners host by a Rothschild heir.
    We’ll vote you in to Washington

    If Trump loses the election, You’ll know it’s a fix
    She did it to Bernie, cuz she’s got a bag a dirty tricks.
    She’ll say goodbye to Washington.