Thursday, May 21, 2009

California Plays Guitar Outside Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The State of California has departed the west coast of the United States, relocating outside the Capitol Building where it is playing the guitar in hopes of picking up some money. According to a security guard, the State has played a Joan Baez medley that included "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," as well as individual songs by Wilco and the Kingston Trio. Tourists have left an amount equal to fourteen dollars in California's immense guitar case. So far, members of Congress have moved quickly past the State without making eye contact. Digg! (Photo:   


Steve Burri said...

"Brother, Can You Spare a Dime"," lyrics by Yip Harburg (& Steve Burri), music by Jay Gorney (1931)


Once I built a railroad, I made it run, made it race against time, the villain.
Once I built a railroad; now it's done. Brother, can you spare a dime or a billion?

Ling Carter said...

True enough.

I wish we had more lyricists named "Yip."

Dutch said...

Maybe we should try a different repertoire, like maybe some Kenny G or Bagpipe tunes. They might pay us to stop.