Tell Me Why You Like Roosevelt

     
 

Tell me why you liked Roosevelt  (Poor man's friend)
Tell me why you liked Roosevelt
  (Poor man's friend)
Tell me why you liked ol' Roosevelt
  (Poor man's friend)
Well good God almighty that's the poor man's friend

Cause in the year of nineteen and thirty-two
We had no idea of what we would do
All our finances had flowed away
Till my dad got a job with the WPA

And that's why I liked ol' Roosevelt  (Poor man's friend)
That's why I liked ol' Roosevelt
  (Poor man's friend)
That's why I liked Mr. Roosevelt
  (Poor man's friend)
Good God almighty that's the poor man's friend
Good God in Heaven that's the poor man's friend

Now why did you like Lester B  (Poor man's friend)
Why did you like Lester B Pearson
  (Poor man's friend)
Why did you like ol' Mike Pearson
  (Poor man's friend)
Good God almighty that's the poor man's friend
Good God in Heaven that's the poor man's friend

Cause in the year of nineteen and sixty-seven
As a somewhat younger man
The call to bloody glory came
And I would not raise my hand
Because see I am baptized by water
So I am going to pass on the one lit by fire
Now if you want to fight
Go on and fight, if that be your honest desire

Oh that's why I like Lester B  (Poor man's friend)
And that's why I like ol' Pierre Trudeau
  (Poor man's friend)
And that's why I like Mr. Roosevelt
  (Poor man's friend)
Good God almighty that's the poor man's friend
Good God in Heaven that's the poor man's friend

Tell me why do you like ol' Jimmy Carter
Now why do you like ol' Jimmy Carter
Why do you like Mr. Jimmy Carter
Good God almighty tell me where to begin
Good God almighty tell me where to begin
Good God in Heaven tell me where oh where should I begin


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Traditional / 1974 Jesse Winchester   "Tell Me Why You Like Roosevelt"
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