Union Songs

Send a Billionaire to Camp

A Song by Davis Gloff©2012 Davis Gloff

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The economy is shaky in the good old U. S. A.
and economists are flaky as to how we got this way,
but the Republican in Congress know too well why times are tough:
'Cause the poor have too much money and the rich don't have enough.

See, they are the worthy wealthy and and they all spend huge amounts
On mansions, Hummers and off shore accounts
And God knows that we deserve it and know how it should be spent
And the poor would only blow it all on groceries and rent

Send us all your money or we'll get such a cramp
Join the G.O.P and help to send a Billionaire to camp

when you're rich no one can understand the horrors you go through
the awful labor that you have to do
sure poor people think they struggle just to get a little pay
but the reading of a will can take the best part of a day

Be just like the G.O.P., be a corporate rubber stamp.
Join the Republicans and help to send a Billionaire to camp

We don't really care if the economy's in tatters
'cause no one's doing badly; well, at least no one who matters.


Many thanks to Davis Gloff for permission to add this song to the Union Songs collection

Davis writes:
'"Send a Billionaire to Camp" was originally written and copyright April 12, 2007, and the copyright was updated in 2012 after the election.. Previously, the words referred to the Bush administration.

It was the first song I wrote, and in the process of writing the words (which always come first,) the tune "Turkey in the Straw (public domain) kept running through my head and I couldn't get rid of it. The MP3 was created in my home recording studio. I do the arrangements myself and create midi files for the accompaniments.

The song was a reaction to the increasing disparity in wealth between the working poor and the obscenely wealthy which continues to this day. As the late Molly Ivins Said "The best way to get the Sons of Bitches is to get people laughing at them"'

I'm primarily a singer, and met the great lyricist and progressive poet Yip Harburg just once in the early 1980s. Sometimes I think (and hope) that I'm channeling Harburg when I write my funny stuff.'

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