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LYRICS to MOSCOW MITCH by The Freedom Toast
Moscow Mitch, Moscow Mitch
he’ll take your money,
toss you in a ditch.
Moscow Mitch, Moscow Mitch
Grim Reaper of the Senate,
he makes sure good bills die.
Vladimir sure has found his bitch
with old Moscow Mitch.
The House might pass a bill.
It’s on the window sill.
Then Mitchie reads it through and says,
“Here’s one more I can kill!”
Pelosi says, “Hey Schumer,
can’t you stop this going down?”
I’m sorry, there’s no voting!
Moscow Mitch is back in town!
No voting rights or gun control,
He scares them half to death.
Republicans do what he tells them
or draw their last breath
If you get something wrong,
say, your computer had a glitch.
Or else you risk the lasting wrath
of Moscow Mitch
INFO ABOUT THE SOURCE MATERIAL
Song Title Panama Red
Songwriter Peter Rowan
Released October 1973
Genre Country rock/Outlaw country
Producer Norbert Putnam
The Adventures of Panama Red is the fourth country-rock album by the New Riders of the Purple Sage, released in 1973. It is widely regarded as one of the group’s best efforts and reached number 55 on the Billboard charts.
New Riders of the Purple Sage is an American country rock band. The group emerged from the psychedelic rock scene in San Francisco, California, in 1969, and its original lineup included several members of the Grateful Dead. Their best-known song is “Panama Red”. The band is sometimes referred to as the New Riders, or as NRPS.
The album includes two songs written by Peter Rowan — “Panama Red”, which became a radio hit, and “Lonesome L.A. Cowboy”. Another song, “Kick in the Head”, was written by Robert Hunter. Donna Jean Godchaux and Buffy Sainte-Marie contribute background vocals on several tracks.
The roots of the New Riders can be traced back to the early 1960s Peninsula folk/beatnik scene centered on Stanford University’s now-defunct Perry Lane housing complex in Menlo Park, California, where future Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia often played gigs with like-minded guitarist David Nelson. The young John Dawson (also known as “Marmaduke”) also played some concerts with Garcia, Nelson, and their compatriots while visiting relatives on summer vacation. Enamored of the sounds of Bakersfield-style country music, Dawson would turn his older friends on to the work of Merle Haggard and Buck Owens and provided a vital link between Timothy Leary’s International Federation for Internal Freedom in Millbrook, New York (having boarded at the Millbrook School) and the Menlo Park bohemian coterie nurtured by Ken Kesey.
Inspired by American folk music, rock and roll, and blues, Garcia formed the Grateful Dead (initially known as The Warlocks) with blues singer Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, while Nelson joined the similarly inclined New Delhi River Band (which would eventually come to include bassist Dave Torbert) shortly thereafter. Although they lacked the managerial acumen and cultural cachet of the Grateful Dead and elected to remain in East Palo Alto, California unlike the former group, which soon relocated to the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, the New Delhi River Band were considered by late 1966 to be the house band of The Barn (one of the region’s few viable concert venues outside of San Francisco) in Scotts Valley, California. The group continued to enjoy a cult following in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties through the Summer of Love until their dissolution in early 1968.