ARTIST: Tom Lehrer
TITLE: George Murphy

Hollywood's often tried to mix
Show business with politics
From Helen Gahagan
To Ronald Reagan
But Mister Murphy is the star
Who's done the best by far

Oh gee, it's great
At last we've got a Senator who can really sing and dance
We can't expect America to win against its foes
With no one in the Senate who can really tap his toes

The movies that you've seen
On your television screen
Show his legislative talents at a glance
Should Americans pick crops, George says no
'Cause no one but a Mexican would stoop so low
And after all, even in Egypt, the pharaohs
Had to import Hebrew braceros

Think of all the musicals we have in store
Imagine "Broadway Melody of Nineteen Eighty-Four"
Yes, now that he's a Senator, he's really got the chance
To give the public a song and dance

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