Hillary, Topical Lyric, 7 July 1996

Not one of my great pieces and I don’t think this one ever got performed.  At least I don’t think I ever got paid for it.

My best song on the subject of Bill and Hillary Clinton, , though I say so myself, was a lyric that might sit comfortably with Billy Don’t Be a Hero.  Indeed, Mike Hodd himself (pater familias NewsRevue) often talks that one up.  I’ll upload that one too, some day.

But reflecting on this Hillary song as I write now, in December 2015, the stuff about Hillary communicating with the late Eleanor Roosevelt doesn’t get talked about much.

I did manage to find this WND piece from 2012 that discusses the matter – click here.

I really like the song, by the Turtles, upon which the lyric sits comfortably if you choose to do so.  It is one I can just about play on my baritone ukulele.

Click here for a link to a YouTube of the record, with the lyrics helpfully set out in the notes, or below just to hear the Turtles.

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♬ HILLARY (To the Tune of “Eleanor”)♬


You’ve got a thing about you,
Landing us both in the poo,
Every reporter, Hillary, smears me;
Your plans intoxicate me,
That’s why the press berates me,
Over Whitewater, will the courts clear me?


Hillary, gee, I think you’re swell,
With those properties you sell,
Through our pals’ Arkansan Mafia;
Hillary, do we both have pride?
Do we both shag on the side?
Like did Vincent Foster stiff yah?


I’ve been too altruistic,
So I’m told by my mystic,
Speaking the words of Eleanor’s phantom;
I’m going to play by new rules,
No-one calls me a screw ball,
Out of my box, I’ll box like a bantam.


Eleanor, Mrs Roosavelt,
Through the Ouija board I felt,
As I touched Mahatma Ghandi;
Eleanor, I like a good time,
Is it really such a crime?
Has it made my legs go bandy?


HILLARY: Eleanor, gee I think you’re swell – oohh aahh
BILL Hillary, I don’t think you’re well – oohh aahh
BOTH Aahhhhhhhh

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