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The Dodger Song Oh the candidates a dodger, a well-known dodger Oh the candidates a dodger, and I'm a dodger too. He'll meet you and treat you and ank you for your note But look out, boys, he's a-dodgin' for your vote. cho: We're all a-dodgin' Dodgin', dodgin' dodgin' We're all dodgin' out our way through the world. Oh the lawyer he's a dodger, a well-known dodger Yes the lawyer he's a dodger, and I'm a dodger, too. He'll plead your case and claim you for a friend But look out, boys, he's easy for to bend. Oh the doctor, he's a dodger, a well-known dodger Yes the doctor he's a dodger, and I'm a dodger, too. He'll treat you and cure you for half you possess But look out, boys, hes a-dodgin' for the rest. Oh the preacher he's a dodger, etc. He'll preach the gospel and tell you of your crimes, But look out, boys, he's a-dodgin' for your dimes. Oh the merchant he's a dodger, etc. He'll sell you goods at double the price, But when you go to pay him you got to pay him twice. Oh the farmer he's a dodger etc. He'll plow his cotton, he'll plow his corn But he'll never make a living just as sure as you're born. Oh the lover he's a dodger etc. He'll hug you and kiss you and call you his bride But look out, girls, he's telling you a lie. Recorded by the Almanac Singers on Sod Buster Ballads and by Gaughan & Irvine on Parallel Lines RG
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