February 26, 2010

Why Herbert Hoover Sucked: The Song

#31. Herbert Hoover

Am, Em, G, D
Started to feel a little under the weather
But before we’d gotten fully depressed
the Hawley Smoot bill came along
Promised to put us back to work, couldn’t have been more wrong

C, G, D/F#, Em

Hoover shot the first bullet
In the global tariff war
Tried to protect us from overseas
And instead he bankrupted our citizenry

it raised the tariff to 42, the highest we would do
tried to protect our  business
forgetting they’re made of Americans
that don’t just buy American

the other countries raised tariffs high
said, I’ll show you mine
I’ll show you mine
boy I’m feeling depressed