That's Trump: a Pete Seegeresque anthem


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/12/17/thats-trump-a-pete-seegeres.html


#2

"His cabinet reminds me of Dr. Caligari"

I smell awesome!


#3

Thanks Putin.


#4

What about Roy Zimmerman? For my money, he's the neofolk singer we all need!

I especially like his Chickenhawk and Burn, Goody Clinton and The Clown Has Taken Over the Party.


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That's a picture of Woody Guthrie, btw


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I miss Pete.
I got to know him well in the mid 70's when I was a volunteer for the Clearwater Project.
Between physically being down on the shore of the Hudson river picking up trash, We also took water samples and spread the word about what we were doing.

The fun part tho was being able to go on a trip aboard the Sloop.

And this is Pete:


#8

Peggy is still alive, and living in Oxford, composing protest songs against council cuts.


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Woody did have a song about Fred Trump being his awful landlord. (Supposedly. "Trump's Tower" is a little too prescient to be believable.)

https://woodyguthrie.org/Lyrics/Old_Man_Trump.htm

I suppose that Old Man Trump knows just how much racial hate
He stirred up in that bloodpot of human hearts
When he drawed that color line
Here at his Beach Haven family project

Beach Haven ain't my home!
No, I just can't pay this rent!
My money's down the drain,
And my soul is badly bent!
Beach Haven is Trump’s Tower
Where no black folks come to roam,
No, no, Old Man Trump!
Old Beach Haven ain't my home!

I'm calling out my welcome to you and your man both
Welcoming you here to Beach Haven
To love in any way you please and to have some kind of a decent place
To have your kids raised up in.

Beach Haven ain't my home!
No, I just can't pay this rent!
My money's down the drain,
And my soul is badly bent!
Beach Haven is Trump’s Tower
Where no black folks come to roam,
No, no, Old Man Trump!
Old Beach Haven ain't my home!


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