Barry's Boys (June Reizner) We're the bright young men Who want to go back to nineteen-ten We're Barry's boys. We're the kids with a cause Yes a government like grandmama's We're Barry's boys. We're the new kind of youth at your Alma Mater Back to silver standards and solid Goldwater Back to when the poor were poor and rich were rich And you felt so damn secure just knowing which were which. We're the kids who agree To be social without security We're Barry's boys 'Cause his hat's in the ring Where Westbrook Pegler once was king Now he's too left wing So if you don't recognize any old Red China Or Canada, or Britain, or South Carolina You too can join the crew Tippecanoe and Nixon too Back to Barry Back to cash and carry Back to Barry's boys. (spoken) Why did the chicken cross the road? To get from the left to the right. Roses are red, violets are blue Walter Lippmann's a pinko, too. A-na-ka-nee, ka-nah, ka-nay Let's investigate the PTA. Barry, Barry, make your bid I love John Birch, but oh you kid. Mother, mother, wear a grin And don't complain, or we'll turn you in. Hold the presses, stop the mail The Pentagon's having a one-cent sale. What's the latest news statistic? Hootenannies are socialistic. Shut the door and lock and latch it Here comes Lizzie with a brand new hatchet (sung) We're the kids full of nerve As long as it's conserv- ative we're Barry's boys And we can't comprehend Why our parents aren't friend- lier to Barry's boys Why Dad once crusaded for Sacco/Vanzetti Now all we're doing is doing the same for John Paul Getty Our parents emulated Roosevelt and Farley But we just want to grow up to be like Ev and Charley No college days with Socrates and Plato When you're Barry's boys You just organize parades for the abolishment of NATO And the rest The entire West So let's go back to the days when men were men And start the First World War all over again That's right you tell 'em son Isolationism can be fun Back to Barry Back to cash and carry Back to Barry <spoken> And remember, "An American first, and a politician second." Spoken like a true American politician Back with Barry Not with Lyndon, Ike or Harry Back with Barry's boys. Copyright Mills Music Inc (ASCAP) recorded by The Chad Mitchell Trio on Reflecting, Mercury SR 60891 / MG 20891 RG
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