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Teddy

Rob Lincoln
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[1982]
Lyrics & Music by Rob Lincoln

"My first of many many historical songs, and one of a number about presidents:
"Teddy" represents one of the subjects I would return to again and again – American History. Theodore_Roosevelt
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/...
This is the first of more than half a dozen songs I've written about presidents. It's about Teddy Roosevelt, of course.
Incidentally, recently a book came out specifically about Teddy's expedition to the River of Doubt. It's called River of Doubt and it's a great read. I highly recommend it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roosevelt...
The photo is of Teddy during his almost fatal expedition to the River of Doubt.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/...
Moustachioed man with wire eyeglasses
Pudgy cheeks and a loveable face
Imagine him strolling through the deep dark Amazon
Shooting bullets, murdering animals with grace..

Teddy never drank from the River of Doubt
Teddy never drank from the River of Doubt
Teddy never drank from the River of Doubt
River of Doubt

Exploring jungles fierce he never feared nature's course
But jungle fever made him prematurely grey
War games – were his favorite sport
A progressive at home, a reactionary away.

Teddy never drank from the River of Doubt
Teddy never drank from the River of Doubt
Teddy never drank from the River of Doubt
River of Doubt. River of Doubt. River of Doubt.

A charismatic man who knew just what to do
Gave the common man a hand
Started conservation too
Bully bully

Teddy never drank from the River of Doubt
Teddy never drank from the River of Doubt
Teddy never drank from the River of Doubt
River of Doubt. River of Doubt. River of Doubt.

While giving a speech a bullet lodged in to his chest
But he kept on talking and speaking some more
« A man is not a man -until he's shed some blood »
But who will bear the blood Mr. Theodore?

Teddy never drank from the River of Doubt
Teddy never drank from the River of Doubt
Teddy never drank from the River of Doubt
River of Doubt. River of Doubt. River of Doubt.

Carry a big stick – and bash them if they're bad
He fought big companies
He made the rich man sad
Bully bully

Teddy never drank from the River of Doubt (x3)
River of Doubt. River of Doubt. River of Doubt.


About blood and gore he was always so sure
Till Quentin who was his favorite son
Did something quite unimaginable
That rained on Teddy's parade
He died – he was killed in the Great War..

The book said that Teddy died - not soon afterward
From a dreaded disease contracted at the Amazon
Near the River of Doubt
perhaps some tainted water
But this I do not believe
It must have been something else..

For Teddy never drank from the River of Doubt..

inviata da giorgio - 11/12/2010 - 09:14



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