Where Are Country Joe and the Fish?

(This does not scan perfectly, but then, neither does the original.  And I’ll be damned if I can figure out how to keep the lines from breaking; like others, WordPress uses vocabulary that is incomprehensible to the non-computer geek.)


Well, come on all of you, big strong men,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Uncle Sam needs your help again.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           We’ve got ourselves in another jam                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In a place far worse than Vietnam.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              So give up your job and pick up a gun,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   You’re gonna have a whole lotta fun.

And it’s one, two, three,
What are we fighting for ?
Congressmen, they don’t give a damn,
Next stop’s Afghanistan;
And it’s five, six, seven,
Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain’t no time to wonder why,
Whoopee! you’re all gonna die.

Come on Wall Street, don’t be slow,
Why Haliburton, you gotta know
There’s plenty good money to be made
By supplying the Army with the tools of the trade,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    And you make the dough when you blow up the man,                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Whether or not he’s the Taliban.

And it’s one, two, three,
What are we fighting for ?
Congressmen, they don’t give a damn,
Next stop’s Afghanistan;
And it’s five, six, seven,
Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain’t no time to wonder why,
Whoopee! you’re all gonna die.

Well, come on generals, let’s move slow;
Endless war is what you know.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Now you can go out and bomb ragheads                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ‘Cause the only good Arab is the one that’s dead,
And you know that peace can only be bad
When so many jerks are on jihad.

And it’s one, two, three,
What are we fighting for ?
Congressmen, they don’t give a damn,
Next stop’s Afghanistan;
And it’s five, six, seven,
Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain’t no time to wonder why,
Whoopee! you’re all gonna die.

Come on White House, don’t stay your hand,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Freedom now for Afghanistan.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Come on Congress, and don’t hesitate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     And vote more money before it’s too late.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               And you can be the first to hold your seat                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For turning Afghanis into dead meat.

And it’s one, two, three,
What are we fighting for ?
Congressmen, they don’t give a damn,
Next stop’s Afghanistan;
And it’s five, six, seven,
Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain’t no time to wonder why,
Whoopee! you’re all gonna die.

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