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

That's why I liked Roosevelt  (Poor man's friend)
That's why I liked Roosevelt
  (Poor man's friend)
That's why I liked Mr. Roosevelt
 (Poor man's friend)
Because good God almighty that's the poor man's friend
Good God
almighty that's the poor man's friend

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 Mr. Lester B Pearson 
(Poor man's friend)
Because see good God almighty that's the poor man's friend
Good God
almighty that's the poor man's friend

Because in the year of nineteen and sixty-seven
As a somewhat younger man
When 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 desire

That's why I like Lester B  (Poor man's friend)
That's why I like ol' Pierre Trudeau 
(Poor man's friend)
That's why I like Roosevelt 
(Poor man's friend)
Good God almighty that's the poor man's friend
Good God
almighty that's the poor man's friend

Tell me why you can't stand Jean Drapeau
Why can't you stand Jean Drapeau
Why can't you stand Mr.Jean Drapeau
Oh because 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


Live In Montreal 1976

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