The Washington Square Dance, a political song for the present

I quickly wanted to share this humorous song that I found very poignant, as the political pundits roar.

What we really need in politics is cohesiveness and unity, not separation and pointless rhetoric.

We spend so much time drawing lines in the sand and dividing our lives up into neat little boxes.

When it comes down to it, what is a Republican or a Democrat? Liberal or Conservative?

Political segregation will never amount to any change.

Don't you agree?

 

Lyrics:

Square dance
The Washington Square dance
Republicans make up with the Democrats
Show those foreign diplomats
That you dare dance
The Washington Square dance

No matter which side you're on or where you stand
Take your partner by the hand
And each pair dance
The Washington Square dance

The theme is a get-together policy
Show your friends across the sea
It's a fair dance
The Washington Square dance

The rules are the same as cricket, golf or squash
No fair cheatin' 'cause the Wash-
-ington Square dance is square

-Bow to your partners, bow to your corners
Dance till your cheeks are red as a rose
But try not to step on your partner's toes
-Now, duck for the oyster, dig for the clam
Duck for the oyster, dig for the clam
But do your diggin' for Uncle Sam
-One for the money, two for the show
One for the money, two for the show
Three to make ready for Uncle Joe
-Republicans over to the right
-Democrats over to the left
The left meet the right and don't explode
Try to find the middle of the road

And square dance, the Washington Square dance
Be careful, you'll have to watch your step, by gosh!
No round heels because the Wash-
-ington Square dance is square

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  • The Republicans are doing the minuet from 1776.

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