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Furlough Blues
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A classic blues song about the unappreciated Federal civil servants.
Single - $1.00
Blues - Blues General
Charts #327 today (peak #4)
Charts #144 in subgenre today (peak #1)
DC SpaceDog
2019
June 24, 2020
MP3 3.7 MB
128 kbps bitrate
4:01 minutes
Story behind the song
In December 2018, a 35-day lapse in funding for over a third of US Federal government drove over 800,000 dedicated, patriotic civil servant out of work or force to work without pay. This was NOT a vacation, it was an insult some of America's finest workers.
Lyrics
The Fulough Blues 1/25/19 Intro: E7 Verse 1: E7 Went to work for the USA; Swore an oath to our land. E7 Then they told us to go away; Why can’t they understand? A7 They shut down the government; to fight about a border wall. E7 Now how we gonna pay the rent;when the landlord calls? Refrain: B7 We’re Through and through, Red, White and Blue A7 But Now we’re singing those Furlough Blues E7 E7 Singing those Furlough Blues;Singing those Furlough Blues Verse 2: E7 Some work without getting paid; Still proud to serve Uncle Sam E7 Now they need some financial aid; They’re doing all that they can A7 This won’t ---- make us great again; It may lead to our fall. E7 Don’t want to say, “Hey, remember when;America stood tall.” Refrain: B7 We’re Through and through, Red, White and Blue A7 But Now we’re singing those Furlough Blues E7 E7 Singing those Furlough Blues;Singing those Furlough Blues Bridge: F#m A Drain the swamp and you may find; you might not like what’s left behind E E/D E/Dd E/C Such aggravation F#m A All we want is some respect; Is that too much to expect E E/D E/Dd E/C B7 As we serve our Nation? E7 Living those Furlough Blues Instrumental Verse Repeat Bridge then V3 Verse 3: E7 In America, our faith is strong;but even Patriots say. E7 You don’t care if it’s right or wrong;As long as you get your way. A7 It’s getting worse each and every day;You know it just isn’t right. E7 So compromise and find a way; to put an end to this fight Refrain: B7 We’re Through and through, Red, White and Blue A7 But Now we’re singing those Furlough Blues E7 E7 Singing those Furlough Blues;Singing those Furlough Blues B7 We’re Through and through, Red, White and Blue A7 But Now we’re singing those Furlough Blues E7 E7 Singing those Furlough Blues;Singing those Furlough Blues
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