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raredance Folklore: Songs about Rats (36) RE: Folklore: Songs about Rats 19 Feb 06


BAD RATS   
by John Stewart (Bullets In The Hour Glass, 1992, Shanachie 8005)

Good rats all have wheels
Good rats all have names
Good rats all can feel
Good rats are the same
Good rats all have friends
Good rats all can eat
Good rats all get papers to protect their little feet.
It's a song about the good rats

Bad rats have no names
Bad rats have disease
Bad rats all must leave
Bad Rats are the same
Bad rats have no friends
Bad rats die alone
Let's all kill the bad rats
And pass around the stone
It's a song about the bad rats
Look at all the good rats Look at all the bad rats

There ain't no way you know of telling who's a bad rat.
There ain't no way you know of telling who's a bad rat.
There ain't no way you know of telling who's a bad rat.
Look at all the bad rats.

Look at all those Asian people
I'm glad they aren't like me.
Look at all those Ethiopian people
I'm glad they aren't like me.
Look at all those homeless people
I'm glad they aren't like me.

It's a song about the bad rats.


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