A Simple Desultory Philippic

Paul Simon

A Simple Desultory Philippic (How I Was Lyndon Johnsoned Into Submission)
Words & music bu Paul Simon 1965
|G |Bb | I was Union Jacked, Kerouac'd C |Eb | John Birched, stopped and searched G |A7 C |D | Rolling Stoned and Beatled till I'm blind |G |Bb | I've been Ayn Randed, nearly branded C |Eb | Communist 'cos I'm lefthanded: G |A7 |G |C Eb G|G |C Eb G|G | That's the hand they use, well, never mind! |G |Bb | I've been Walt Disneyed, Dis Disleyed C |Eb | John Lennoned, Krishna Menoned G |A7 C |D | Walter Brennan punched out Cassius Clay |G |Bb I've heard the truth from Lenny Bruce |C |Eb | and all my wealth won't buy me health G |D |G |C Eb G|G |C Eb G|G | So I smoke a pint of tea a day | |F I knew a man his brain so small, | |G | He couldn't think of nothin' at all.
|C He's not the same as you and me. | |F | He doesn't dig poetry. He's so unhip that |G | |C | When you say Dylan, he thinks you're talkin' about Dylan Thomas, | Whoever he is. |F |G | The man ain't got no culture, | | But its alright, Ma, |C | | | It's just sumpthin' I learned over in England. |G |Bb | I've been James Joyced, Rolls Royced C |Eb | Mick Jaggered, silver daggered G |A7 |D | Andy Warhol won't you please come home? |G |Bb | I've been mother, fathered, aunt and uncled C |Eb | Tom Wilsoned, Art Garfunkled G |A7 |G | | | Barry Kornfeld's mother's on the phone G |Bb | When in London, do as I do C |Eb | Find yourself a friendly haiku G |D |G | Go to sleep for ten or fifteen years

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