WMD Blues

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Well I woke up dis mo’nin’
My head had a screw lo’se
Went down to de co’nah
Gonna find out de late news
But I jist couldn’t shake’m
Dem WMD blues.
I got de W
I got de W
I got de W
MD blues.

Well de man on de TV
Say de president’s sho
Dat de ‘raqis dey gonna
Cough up where dey are
But I jist cain’t shake’m
Dem WMD blues.
I got de W
I got de W
I got de W
MD blues.

Dem boys ove’n Baghdad
Dey be having a fit
’cause no matter who dey grab
Dey ain’t findin’ s__t.
‘fo’ too long dey sho gonna git
Dem WMD blues.
Dey’ll git de W
Dey’ll git de W
Dey’ll git de W
MD blues.

Ol’ Rumsfel’ be huffing
He be lookin’ in holes
He be shoutin’ ‘n’ puffin’
He be lookin’ up poles
Still he ain’t got nuthin’
But de WMD blues.
He got de W
He got de W
He got de W
MD blues.

Well Wolfie be howlin’
And he be a growlin’
He done made it known
‘less’n we plant dat s__t
Den he sho gonna git
Dem WMD blues.
He’ll have de W
He’ll have de W
He’ll have de W
MD blues (sho nuf).

My woman done lef’ me
My boss fired my ass
My wadah been shut off
My car it won’t start
But for sho de wust part be
Dem WMD blues
I got de W
I got de W
I got de W
MD blues (fo’ sho).

(Dat’s all.)

[Lyrics transcribed from a live performance by the venerable bluesman Buck “One Horse” Higgs at the Fourteenth Avenue House of Blues in Covington, Louisiana.]

Robert Higgs [send him mail] is senior fellow in political economy at the Independent Institute, editor of The Independent Review, and author of Crisis and Leviathan and the editor of Arms, Politics, and the Economy.

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