on mad cows and Muskie
The spongiform invades the cows brain tissues
and somewhere nearby people start to drop
the panic banned the beef across Britannia
and confidence in cattle goes ker-plop...
The 'Mad Cow' thingie makes the brain go mad
all but wee percent occur in land of Queen
The protein in the brain loses 'pro' and that be bad
no treatment, so far, does solution bring
1 to 2 per million people get the bug
now kitties well as cattle get it too
polymorphic people most susceptible
so get yer hormones checked or y'all be thru
Now some folks say lets measure everbody
and others say the panic is untrue
one U.S. scientist thinks we ought to worry
another ate Brit burger... then ate two!!
(later that same show....)
A while back I spoke of Barbara Jordan
tonight a man, another of her time
I think that you will find, asking folks whose age like mine,
Ed Muskie among the better of his kind
A Senator from Maine he opposed Vietnam
in '68 he ran for prez and lost
that summer all Chicago seemed to riot
(I left home for Lincoln (UNL be$t co$t))
More civilized than most we know these days
as Gov/senator/sec of state earned praise
he stood up for your rights, he paid the media's price
(he cried defendin wife and then called 'crazed')
Its now so chic to pan political people
a snide remark will always get guffaws
but if more of them were like Sir Edmund Muskie
I think we'd find more courage in our laws.
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