"Barry's Boys" lyrics - THE CHAD MITCHELL TRIO

"Barry's Boys"

We're the bright young men, who want to go back to Nineteen-Ten, we're Barry's boys.
We're the kids with a cause, yes a government like grandmama's, we're Barry's boys.
We're the new kind of youth at your alma mater,
Back to silver standards and solid Goldwater
Back to when the poor were poor and rich were rich
And you felt so damn secure just knowing which were which.
We're the kids who agree to be social without security, we're Barry's boys
'Cause his hat's in the ring where Westbrook Pegler once was king, now he's too left wing
So if you don't recognize any old Red China, or Canada, or Britain, or South Carolina
You too can join the crew, Tippecanoe and Nixon too
Back with Barry, back to "cash and carry", back with Barry's boys.

"Why did the chicken cross the road?" "To get from the left to the right." "Right."
"Roses are red, violets are blue, Walter Lippmann's a pinko, too." "You got it, Joe."
"A-la-ka-nee, ka-nah, ka-nay, let's investigate the PTA."
"Barry, Barry, make your bid, I love John Birch, but oh you kid."
"Mother, mother, wear a grin, and don't complain, or we'll turn you in."
"Hold the presses, stop the mail, the Pentagon's having a one-cent sale."
"What's the latest news statistic? Hootenannies are socialistic."
"Shut the door and lock and latch it, here comes Lizzie with a brand new hatchet"

We're the kids full of nerve as long as it's conservative, we're Barry's boys
And we can't comprehend why our parents aren't friendlier to Barry's boys
Why Dad once crusaded for Sacco/Vanzetti,
Now all we're doing is doing the same for John Paul Getty
Our parents emulated Roosevelt and Farley
But we just want to grow up to be like Ev and Charlie
No college days with Socrates or Plato, when you're Barry's boys
Just organize parades for the abolishment of NATO
And the rest, the entire West
So let's go back to the days when men were men, and start the First World War all over again
That's right you tell 'em son: 'Isolationism can be fun!'
Back with Barry, back to "cash and carry", back with Barry's-

"And remember, 'I'm an American first, and a politician second'... Spoken like a true American politician"

Back with Barry, not with Lyndon, Ike or Harry, back with Barry's boys.