(This score available as
a MIDI file)
Pennywhistle notation and Dulcimer tab for this song is also available
What a Friend We Have in Hoover (Tom Paxton) What a friend we have in Hoover Freedom has no truer friend Is your thinking left of center? He will get you in the end Does your telephone sound funny? Is some stranger standing by? Do not bother your repairman Take it to the FBI Are you now or have you ever Been a member of a cell? Are you running short of comrades? Things aren't going very well? Is the Daily Worker falt'ring? Has your treasury gone dry? Half your comrades know the answer: Take it to the FBI It's purely for investigation As all its records plainly show And that it has no further powers Dillinger should only know If you're bombed in Mississippi And the cops ride gaily by Just find the sheriff's closest buddy Just take it to the FBI Martin Luther King's a liar His movement's full of shady guys The nobel people must be crazy They went and handed him a prize It's wrong to criticize the Bureau And any patriotic guy Would round up Warren's whole Committee And take it to the FBI Copyright Tom Paxton SOF
Thanks to Mudcat for the Digital Tradition!