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    Tell me about Watergate

    Through school I got the drive-by version of it, but I can't say I actually know all the specifics. What exactly happened? What was the timeline?

    For those who were on earth then, what were your thoughts during that time?
    **waves at the NSA**

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    Re: Tell me about Watergate

    Ah, I think you're asking too much and that filling in the historical gaps to your own independent satisfaction is what you need to do.

    But I was in college then, and I don't think people who weren't around then can really imagine the shock and disgrace. There's so much shock and disgrace these days that these are commonplaces. I mean, Anthony Weiner is making a run for NYC mayor. Mark Stanford is back in office. OMG.

    But the thing for me was that the President lied. At least Nixon had the dignity to resign. Fast-forwarding, President Clinton looked me straight in the eye and lied to me...and he did NOT have the dignity to resign. And hardly anybody seemed to care, so the times, they have a'changed.

    And yet nothing is new under the sun. Here we are tonight in May of 2013 and with a President whom even WaPo has now called a four-Pinocchio liar, and an "enemies list" and corruption in the IRS.

    So to call forth part of a song from Nixonian times, "Clowns to the left of me/Jokers to the right/Here I am, stuck in the middle with you."

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    Re: Tell me about Watergate

    I wrote a quick ditty that you can teach your class to sing; a musical summation of Watergate.

    When Nixon was the President
    He called and talked to me
    Said, I want you to come to Washington
    And plan a burglary
    I said, "Dick, hell no
    I can't go, it's not my cup of tea
    Then Nixon fell
    and Liddy went to jail
    But they ain't no flies on me

    Ain't no flies on me, boys
    Ain't no flies on me
    There might be one or two on you
    But they ain't no flies on me
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    Re: Tell me about Watergate

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    I wrote a quick ditty that you can teach your class to sing; a musical summation of Watergate.

    When Nixon was the President
    He called and talked to me
    Said, I want you to come to Washington
    And plan a burglary
    I said, "Dick, hell no
    I can't go, it's not my cup of tea
    Then Nixon fell
    and Liddy went to jail
    But they ain't no flies on me

    Ain't no flies on me, boys
    Ain't no flies on me
    There might be one or two on you
    But they ain't no flies on me
    You left out Hunt and Erlichman and Dean and so many, so here's primer for those who weren't born then. Might be useful as we're living through the scandals de jour: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watergate_scandal

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    Re: Tell me about Watergate

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    You left out Hunt and Erlichman and Dean and so many, so here's primer for those who weren't born then. Might be useful as we're living through the scandals de jour: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watergate_scandal
    Have a heart, darlin'. I wrote that in about 3 minutes. No songs for you!

    I could rhyme Hunt easy enough. While it might have been vulgar, it would have been appropriate. Dean, yes, and he'd be fun to do something with in my song. Erlichman would be fun to try to see if you could rhyme it and without losing the measure. Haldeman would be a bit easier. Rhyming Kleindienst would be as easy as rhyming orange.
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    Re: Tell me about Watergate

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    I wrote a quick ditty that you can teach your class to sing; a musical summation of Watergate.

    When Nixon was the President
    He called and talked to me
    Said, I want you to come to Washington
    And plan a burglary
    I said, "Dick, hell no
    I can't go, it's not my cup of tea
    Then Nixon fell
    and Liddy went to jail
    But they ain't no flies on me

    Ain't no flies on me, boys
    Ain't no flies on me
    There might be one or two on you
    But they ain't no flies on me
    Isn't there a Country Joe song kind of like that?....

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    Re: Tell me about Watergate

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Isn't there a Country Joe song kind of like that?....
    Hell, I don't know. Now I have to go look. Let me know if you find something. If there is something I'm retro suing his ass!
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    Re: Tell me about Watergate

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Hell, I don't know. Now I have to go look. Let me know if you find something. If there is something I'm retro suing his ass!
    I did look

    I'm pretty sure it came out well before Watergate but anyway -


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    Re: Tell me about Watergate

    A quick search turned up a kids song, "Ain't No Flies On Us" and curiously "Ain't No Flies on Me" by the Grateful Dead and "Ain't No Flies On Jesus", which I think used to be sung by the Disciples about 2000 years ago, but nothing about of even close to a Watergate rendition.
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