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The Editor’s to Blame

Bob Connelly
Language: English



Now wars are never started by those
Who eventually have to fight them.
And profit is often gained by those
Who plot and intrique to ignite them.
Now take the recent struggle
'twixt America and Spain,
When all is said and all is done,
There's only one man to blame

Editor, Editor,
We all know your name.
Editor, Editor,
You're the man to blame.
Editor, Editor,
We all know your name.
Editor, Editor,
You're the man to blame.

He saw his circulation,
Sinking mighty low,
So he put us on the go.
Then he looked at Cuba,
And then he looked at Spain,
He says I‘ll tell the world and God,
Of Cuba's tragic shame.

Editor, Editor,
We all know your name.
Editor, Editor,
You're the man to blame.
Editor, Editor,
We all know your name.
Editor, Editor,
You're the man to blame.

And so he wrote of pain and tear,
Of anguish and despair,
Of bold and bare.
He wrote of bleeding Cuba,
He wrote of cruel Spain,
He says that we should intervene,
In Christianity’s name.

Editor, Editor,
We all know your name.
Editor, Editor,
You're the man to blame.
Editor, Editor,
We all know your name.
Editor, Editor,
You're the man to blame.

And when the country was aroused,
As much as we could be,
He scribbled off his masterpiece,
Enthusiastically.
He took his yellow quilted pen,
And then with great disdain
He wrote his editorial,
And sunk the goodship, Maine.

Editor, Editor,
We all know your name.
Editor, Editor,
You're the man to blame.
Editor, Editor,
We all know your name.
Editor, Editor,
You're the man to blame.

This fellow made a lot of money
From the little war,
And after it was over, boys,
He made a whole lot more.
Newspapers all around the land,
Bear his famous name,

But it begun the day this man,
Sunk the goodship, Maine.


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