This Old Man

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Pete Seeger

Peter "Pete" Seeger (born May 3, 1919) is an iconic American folk singer. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of The Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly's "Goodnight, Irene", which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. Members of The Weavers were blacklisted during the McCarthy Era. In the 1960s, he re-emerged on the public scene as a prominent singer of protest music in support of international disarmament, civil rights, and environmental causes. more »


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This old man, he played one,
He cut back in Washington,
With a knick Knack paddy whack,
Give the dog a bone,
This old man should go back home.

This old man, he played two,
He is doing it to me and you

This old man, he played three,
No more kids' school lunches free

This old man, he played four,
Now we're in El Salvador

This old man, he played five,
ERA did not survive

This old man, he played six,
He was better in the flicks

This old man, he played seven,
Now big business is in heaven

This old man, he played eight,
He helped Nancy decorate

This old man, he played nine,
B-1 bombers all in line

This old man, he played ten,
Let's go back and vote again

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