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  •  Hallelujah, I'm a bum (8+ / 0-)

    American folk song, thought to have been written by a Wobbly/Communist (Industrial Workers of the World/IWW)

       Why don't you work like other folks do?
        How the hell can I work when there's no work to do?

            Refrain
            Hallelujah, I'm a bum,
            Hallelujah, bum again,
            Hallelujah, give us a handout
            To revive us again.

        Oh, why don't you save all the money you earn?
        If I didn't eat, I'd have money to burn.

        Whenever I get all the money I earn,
        The boss will be broke, and to work he must turn.

        Oh, I like my boss, he's a good friend of mine,
        That's why I am starving out on the bread line.

        When springtime it comes, oh, won't we have fun;
        We'll throw off our jobs, and go on the bum./blockquote>

    We have forgotten the past, and we are repeating every drop of bitterness.

    Busting the Dog Whistle code.

    by Mokurai on Sat Jun 16, 2012 at 03:00:44 PM PDT

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    •  When I learned the song, the refrain went (1+ / 0-)
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      Halleluja, I'm a bum,
      Halleluja, go bum again!
      Halleluja give me a handout
      'Cause I'm busted again!
      That was in my folk-singing days back in the sixties, when Bobbie Zimmerman was an obnoxious skinny rake and ramblin' kid with a guitar who couldn't play as well as most of the other folkies.

      The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. ~ Albert Einstein

      by 4Freedom on Sat Jun 16, 2012 at 03:43:35 PM PDT

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