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The Ballad of John Rocker, A Slur-Driven Man

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(Sung to the tune of "The Ballad of John Henry")

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Calvin Trillin
Calvin Trillin, the author of Random House's Deciding the Next Decider: The 2008 Presidential Election in Rhyme,...

John Rocker is a noisy bigot
Who's lacking just the hood and sheet.
He said the Number Seven that
Takes you out to Shea
It's full of folks you wouldn't want to meet, no sir,
It's full of folks you wouldn't want to meet.

He doesn't like to be near Asians
Or gays who look you in the eye.
To John it doesn't seem much like
The good ol' USA,
'Cause rednecks are in very short supply. That's right.
Yes, rednecks are in very short supply.

So now they're sending John for testing,
To see if there's some bug to blame.
If not they'll say John sure won't do
This sort of thing again,
'Cause John will take a limo to the game. A stretch.
Yes, John will take a limo to the game.

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