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Richard Crowson Commentary

Crowson: Oh! Sam Brownback

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Beth Golay
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(Tune of Oh! Susannah)

What a session the Legislature just had! It was downright inspiring…

The legislators, they curled up

On the lap of the Governor

While he gave more money to the rich

And he robbed the working poor

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They screwed up almost everything

Like they were in a stupor

From schools to reproduction rights,

The courts and even Uber

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Oh, Sam Brownback, don’t you cry for me

Y’all gave me fodder for plenty of songs with a banjo on my knee

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Well they gave new powers to Kris Kobach

And put guns on all our hips

They made the poor folks walk the plank

Right off of their cruise ships

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Well, the legislature’s session was

A hundred, thirteen days long

An the only good that that they did

Was to inspire this here song

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Oh, Sam Brownback, don’t you cry for me

Y’all gave me fodder for plenty of songs with a banjo on my knee

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The Governor’s great experiment

Has nearly ruined our state

The only thing that’s trickled down

Is the flooding rains of late

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Oh, Sam Brownback, don’t you cry for me

Y’all gave me fodder for plenty of songs with a banjo on my knee