I Am Changing My Name to Chrysler


by Tom Paxton
O the price of gold is rising out of sight
And the dollar is in sorry shape tonight
What a dollar used to get us now won't get a head of lettuce
No the economic forecast isn't bright
But amidst the clouds I spot a shining ray
I begin to glimpse a new and better way
I've devised a plan of action, worked it down to the last fraction
And I'm going into action here today

GC G / C G / D GE / A D / GC G / C B7 / C GE / AD G //

 C:	I am changing my name to "Chrysler"
I am going down to Washington, D.C.
I will tell some power broker `What you did for Iacocca
Would be perfectly acceptable to me!'
I am change my name to "Chrysler"
I am leaving for that great receiving line
When they hand a million grand out, I'll be standing with my hand out
Yes sir, I'll get mine

GD G / C G / D GE / A D / GD G / C B7 / C GE / AD G //

When my creditors come screaming for their dough
I'll be proud to tell them all where they can go
They won't have to yell and holler, they'll be paid to the last dollar
Where the endless streams of money seem to flow
I'll be glad to show them all what they must do
It's a matter of a simple form or two
It's not just remuneration, it's a lib'ral education
Makes you kind of glad that I'm in debt to you

 C:	I am changing my name to "Chrysler"
I am going down to Washington, D.C.
I will tell some power broker `What you did for Iacocca
Would be perfectly acceptable to me!'
I am change my name to "Chrysler"
I am leaving for that great receiving line
When they hand a million grand out, I'll be standing with my hand out
Yes sir, I'll get mine

Since the first amphibian crawled out of the slime
We've been struggling in an unrelenting climb
We were hardly up and walking before money started talking
And it said that failure is an awful crime
It's been that way a millennium or two
Now it seems there is a different point of view
If you're a corporate titanic and your failure is gigantic
Down in Congress there's a safety net for you

C:	(Repeat Chorus)


 1980 Accabonac Music::  on his "The Paxton Report" (Fast Folk), on Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie "Precious Friend"

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