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On The Good Ship I've Got Mine

  • (Tom Paxton)

    Oh, don't you miss the boat, my friends
    Just let your little light shine
    They'll always cash your note, my friends
    On the good ship I've Got Mine
    She's coming down from New York town
    Oh look at her design
    We'll stand and watch our Mayor Koch
    Steer the good ship I've Got Mine

    On the good ship I've Got Mine, my friends
    You always get your due
    With a nod and a wink you're in the pink
    With your friends so close to you-know-who
    On the good ship I've Got Mine, my friends
    Where money spins the wheels
    You're in the black, the inside track
    You're in on all the deals

    The crew's all in the brig, of course
    And there they all repine
    They tried to steal the steering wheel
    On the good ship I've Got Mine
    The Mayor stands and waves his hands
    To folks across the brine
    His only tune is, How'm I doin'
    On the good ship I've Got Mine

    She sails right down to City Hall
    Right up to the treasury sign
    Just dig right in, it ain't no sin
    On the good ship I've Got Mine
    Just spare some strokes for the common folks
    You meet along the line
    Be glad they're there, they paid your fare
    On the good ship I've Got Mine

    On the good ship I've Got Mine ...

    Just spare some strokes for the common folks
    You meet along the line
    Be glad they're there, they paid your fare
    On the good ship I've Got Mine

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1988:] I felt compelled to write a song about our beloved Mayor Koch in New York, who so endeared himself to so many people in the country during the recent campaign in New York - although it's not about that that I wrote. Mayor Koch's administration, which is now in its third term, has proved to be the most corrupt administration - you have to go back to the 19th century, to Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall, to find a bigger bunch of crooks and thieves than this lot - excepting, apparently, the Mayor himself, who so far has not, apparently, dipped into the till, and perhaps never shall. He gets his kicks from being mayor, apparently. Not so his associates who have been looting the till at an astonishing rate. (Tom Paxton, intro 'Politics')

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