We Got a Bailout Now

By the Soggy Bottom Boys, and Bradley D. “Buzz” VanDyke

I had a friend named Rambl’in Bob
He used to steal, gamble and rob
He thought he was the smartest guy around
Well I found out last Monday
That Bob got locked up Sunday
They’ve got ’im in the jailhouse way downtown

He’s in the jailhouse now
He’s in the jailhouse now
Well I told him once or twice
To stop playin’ cards and a shootin’ dice
He’s in the jailhouse now

Adeeolayeeheeyohee, adeeoylayeeheeohee, adeeoylayeeheeohee, yodelayheehee…

Well I went out last Tuesday
I met a girl named Suzie
I said I was the swellest guy around
Well we starred to spendin’ my money
And she started to callin’ me honey
We took in ev’ry cabaret in town (Chorus & Yodel!)

When out of jail he came
Bob got a diff’rent game,
Investment in derivatives n’ land
Well, he thought he was in trouble
When the nation burst its bubble
But the president, he took Bob by the hand

(New Chorus:)
He’s got a bailout now
He’s got a bailout now
Well I told him once or twice
Speculatin’s a protected vice
He’s got a bailout now


When Suzy and I got free
We got on another spree
Investment schemes and cyber-financing
Land and figure speculation
We took down the whole nation
But the politicians, they let us keep dancing

(Chorus & Yodel!)

The moral to this story’s
If you cheat then cheat with glory
Just make sure your politicians get their share
Get yourself a privileged corporation
Charge it to the future generation
In the end we’ll see who’s really gonna care

(Chorus & Yodel!)

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