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May 28, 2014

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AnonR

Hmm, let me think.

The Honey Drippers, "Impeach The President"

The Byrds, "He Was A Friend Of Mine" (about assassination, but not constitutional)

Neil Young, "Campaigner"

They Might Be Giants, "James K. Polk" (surprisingly educational! Mentions the election and low tariffs)

anonanon

Aside from the above-mentioned versions, other versions of White House Blues that I find on my ipod are from The Dillards (from the live A Long Time Ago album), a version from Broken Valley Road Show, a great band out of Montana, a version from The Bluegrass Sessions Bela Fleck configuration, and a Yonder Mountain String Band version.

Another search of my ipod for 'president' reveals the Norman and Nancy Blake tune 'President Garfield and the Mountain Ranger' - it's just an instrumental and I don't really know what the title references and a quick internet search didn't uncover anything. I have another N&N tune called the 'Constitution March'.

Incidentally, someone who's all about bluegrass and Seinfeld should probably be one of my best friends.

anonanon

And continuing with the legal theme, I also find a few versions of 'Philadelphia Lawyer', as done by Woody Guthrie and then a bluegrass version by Bill Keith & Jim Rooney from 1962. It's not a song about legal issues, though.

Former Editor

CSNY's "Ohio" arguably counts. I'd hazard a guess that there are a few rap songs that would also fit the bill.

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