The John Birch Society (Michael Brown) Oh we're meeting at the courthouse at eight o'clock tonight You just come in the door and take the first turn to the right Be careful when you get there, we'd hate to be bereft But we're taking down the names of everybody turning left 'Cause we're the John Birch Society, the John Birch Society Here to save this country from a communistic plot We're the John Birch Society, help us swell the ranks To get this movement started, we need lots of tools and cranks Now there's no one that's certain that the Kremlin doesn't touch We think that Westbrook Pegler doth protest a bit too much We only hail the hero from whom we got our name We're not sure what he did, but he's our hero all the same Join the John Birch Society, the John Birch Society Socialism is the ism dismalist of all Join the John Birch Society, there's so much to do Have you heard they're serving vodka at the W.C.T.U. Well you've heard about the agents that we've already named Well M.C.A. has agents that are flatly unashamed We're after Rosie Clooney, we've gotten Pinky Lee And the day we get Red Skelton won't that be a victory For we're the John Birch Society, the John Birch Society Norman Vincent Peale may think he's kidding us along But the John Birch Society knows he spilled the beans He keeps on preaching brotherhood, but we know what he means We'll teach you how to spot 'em in the city or the sticks 'Cause even Jasper Junction is just full of Bolsheviks The CIA's subversive and so's the FCC There's no one left but thee and we, and we're not sure of thee Oh we're the John Birch Society, the John Birch Society Here to save our country from a Communistic plot Join the John Birch Society, holding off the Reds We'll use our hands and hearts, and if we must, we'll use our heads BRIDGE: (O beautiful, for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain) spoken: Friends, do you want Justice Warren to be your Commissar? Do you want Mrs. Khrushchev in there with the DAR? You cannot trust your neighbors, or even next-of-kin If mommy is a Commie then you gotta turn her in To the John Birch Society, the John Birch Society Fighting for the right to fight the right fight for the right Join the John Birch Society, as we're marching on We'll all be glad to see you when we're meeting in the John In the John, In the John Birch Society NOTES: The songbook states that some Bircher's used the song themselves, and saw it in a positive light. And don't forget the organization dedicated to the preservation of wooden toilet seats - The Jack Ash Society. - Copyright: 1961, Sunbeam Music Corp, New York - Source: The Mitchell Trio Songbook, Quadrangle Book (1964) - Chad Mitchell Trio, At The Bitter End, Kapp: KL-1281, KS-3281, PKS-6002 - Chad Mitchell Trio: The Best Of, Kapp: KL-1334, KS-3334 RG
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