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Blackcat2 Lyr Add: The Mimes They Are A'Cagin' (5) Lyr Add: THE MIMES, THEY ARE A-CAGIN' (Tom Cook) 28 Oct 99

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Copyright 1996 by Tom Cook

Come gather round people and hear what I sing.
There's a law that I know that's a terrible thing.
Way back in '96 it was passed by one vote
And while it's not very engagin'
There's a terrible legacy you really should note
For the mimes, they are a-cagin'

The Republicans passed it one chill winter's night
And the very next morning it caused such a fright
For the act of silence was golden no more,
And on street corners a new war was ragin'
The arrests were many but there wasn't a roar
For the mimes, they are a-cagin'

Bucky the Clown was the first to be stopped.
Then Uncle Waldo and Chuckles and Zippy were dropped.
They were locked-up in cells with visible bars
And all they could do then was just dream of the stars
For the mimes, they are a-cagin'

Now it's been twenty years since that fateful day.
And mimes have pretty much vanished away.
Except for the resistance with has managed some way,
But its members are rapidly agin'
They're fighting a war and win it they may
For the mimes, they are a-cagin'

Now some say that a mime is a terrible thing
But if you catch my drift from this song that I sing
Don't make your decision with blindness and haste
It's a war we all should be wagin'
For a mime is a terrible thing to waste!
And the mimes, they are a-cagin'

Written in response to the concept that anything Conservatives don't like must be legislated against. Tune - obviously Dylan's

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