Aaron Copland The Dodger

The Dodger | Day 314

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The Dodger,..yeah, I’ve done this one before as well, but the first stanza is so relevant, especially with our choice of Presidential candidates.

Aaron Copland The DodgerThe Dodger, one of my favorite songs from Aaron Copland’s “Old American Songs”.  His volume 1 & 2 collections are so…American with their lyrics, chord structure, rhythm and overall feel, I have grown to love them as I love the works of this awesome composer.  The first stanza of this song inparticular is so very relevant to the political circus that is going on right now.  Both candidates seem to be “dodgin’ for our vote”, and trying to get our “notes” (money).  Sad, but true, and this is the reason why this song was done again under the overpass.

Only 52 days left…

Lyrics:

Yes the candidate’s a dodger, yes a well known dodger,
Yes the candidate’s a dodger, yes and I’m a dodger too.
He’ll meet you and treat you and ask you for your vote
But look out boys he’s a dodgin’ for a note,
Yes we’re all dodgin’, a dodgin’, dodgin’, dodgin
Yes we’re all dodgin’ out away through the world

Yes the preacher he’s a dodger, yes a well known dodger,
Yes the preacher he’s a dodger yes and I’m a dodger too.
He’ll preach you a gospel and tell you of your crimes
But look out boys he’s a dodgin’ for your dimes,
Yes we’re all dodgin’, a dodgin’, dodgin’, dodgin
Yes we’re all dodgin’ out away through the world

Yes the lover he’s a dodger, yes a well known dodger,
Yes the lover he’s a dodger yes and I’m a dodger too.
He’ll hug you and kiss you and call you his bride
But look out girls he’s a tellin’ you a lie.
Yes we’re all dodgin’, a dodgin’, dodgin’, dodgin
Yes we’re all dodgin’ out away through the world

Song requests: http://bit.ly/1Nj1Hlf
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You can follow / catch up, make song requests and help support this odyssey at the links above. I will keep this GoFundMe cause open throughout the year and close it out once this is over and present the check to the shelter where it will help a lot of critters. Check out the critters at http://greenhillsanimalshelter.org.

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