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‘They Started Taxing Her Today’

Sing it.

They’d said “You’re tax-free till you die.”
They’d said “Vast billions, all tax-free.”
And as the years went slowly by,
She went past Jordan’s GDP.

They kept a tally on their wall,
And went half-crazy now and then
She’d given thirty mill apiece
To her favorite money men.

She kept the main part for herself
Though Grassley said that wouldn’t do.
She read his thoughts on five percent,
And told him “Senator, fuck you.”

I went to see her just today,
And now the tears began to flow
Endowment’s pushing forty bill,
But some of that might have to go.

They started taxing her today
They placed a wreath upon her door
And soon they’ll carry her away
They started taxing her today

Margaret Soltan, November 12, 2017 12:22PM
Posted in: harvard: bar fly

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8 Responses to “‘They Started Taxing Her Today’”

  1. charlie Says:

    UD, what is damn jaw dropping isn’t the criminality you’re documenting. It’s your vast knowledge of country western music…..

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Charlie: Ah. I’ve loved it forever. If I could sing like Dolly Parton, my life would be complete.

  3. charlie Says:

    So when do we get your rendition of “Jolene?”

  4. Margaret Soltan Says:

    I LOVE “Jolene.”

  5. charlie Says:

    Yeah, but from what I gather, Jolene loves your husband…,

  6. Margaret Soltan Says:

    I cannot compete with her…

  7. charlie Says:


  8. David Foster Says:

    Gilbert & Sullivan tunes are also good for lyrics of mockery…here’s one I did:

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