Politics by Bob Crosby and the Bobcats

Some great lines from Bob Crosby and the Bobcat’s 1949 song Politics.

Give the kid a locket
Out of Daddy’s pocket
Have him thank you for the crime

You pay a fella seven dollars
And he kicks back six
You’re in politics

Please the big employers
And the workers lawyers
Keep em busy fighting
While the fish are biting
Don’t improve conditions
Cept for politicians
Then demand a little fee

If you can treat the general public like a bunch of hicks
You’re in politics