NY Tax Cap Singalong-A Work In Progress (audio)
Well, here’s what I have for tomorrow’s show–a little ditty about the dreaded–I mean, much anticipated..NY Tax Cap. But I only have the words… here’s what I have so far. (And I’ll be singin’ the song tomorrow morning between 8:30am-8:45am BTW
It goes to a very old country song. This might just show your age if you know it. It’s called the “Yellow Rose Of Texas”. I’m sure you can find it online somewhere if you want to hear the tune. You know—………”The Yellow Rose of Texas is the Only Rose For Me“.
Here’s what I’ve got thus far:
Update: Here’s the finished parody that you can lip sync to
Well NYers need a tax cap
it’s hard to disagree
it surely aint the time of year
for living on the street..
(You and ) I don’t own our house no more
..The house owns you and me
and the govnr knows a tax cap
will help us financially….. spoken: (yea ,right)
The cap is no brainer to help out our whole State
(‘cept) for our lovely children, to whom we educate
Just triple up the class size
For each school in NY
(and) for teachers who still have a job
make them spring for chalk!
(another verse, different from the first)
For balancing the budget, what a real good place to start!
(Who) needs the music program, and who needs sports and art?
And as far as teaching writing skills
(it’s) important, yes that’s true
(but if) the school runs out of paper
make teachers buy that too!
(final verse–with feeling!!!)
Good old Danny Donahue
his opinion is quite strong
he’s warning newby Andy
“….Don’t Do The Job Wrong”
Old Danny says “you really think that this will do the trick?”
“Just wait til roads need fixin’
and God forbid you’re sick!!”
The Legislature’s barking loud
(but it) barks up the wrong tree
you’re trying to change a system
that we’ve had eternally
Noone who is breathing enjoys to pay more tax
But how bout an alternative
before……. you ……swing…… the…….. ax! (chop chop)