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Washington Breakdown

Written by: Pete Seeger
Performed by: The Almanac Singers

Franklin D., listen to me,
You ain’t a-gonna send me ‘cross the sea,
‘Cross the sea, ‘cross the sea, You ain’t a-gonna send me ‘cross the sea.
You may say it’s for defense,
But that kinda talk that I’m against.
I’m against, I’m against,
That kinda talk ain’t got no sense.

Lafayette, we are here, we’re gonna stay right over here…

Marcantonio is the best, but I wouldn’t give a nickel for all the rest…

J. P. Morgan’s big and plump, eighty-four inches around the rump…

Wendell Wilkie and Franklin D., seems to me they both agree,
Both agreed, both agreed,
Both agree on killin’ me.