Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson musical - The Corrupt Bargain Lyrics

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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson - The Corrupt Bargain Lyrics


WOMAN
And now an explanation of the corrupt bargain that took place
In the back halls of Washington while no one was watching...

WOMAN
Doo doo doo doo doo.
Doo doo doo doo doo.
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo.
John Calhoun says...

CALHOUN
We need to find a scheme to keep the power
In the hands of the chosen few

WOMAN
John Quincy Adams says...

ADAMS
If my dad was President
Then I should get to be President too.

WOMAN
Henry Clay says...

CLAY
I'll make you President
If you make me Secretary of State.

WOMAN
Alexis de Tocqueville says something in French
That none of us can translate.

Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo.
Doo doo doo doo doo.
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo.
Doo doo doo doo doo.
All you educated people
You can talk of liberty.
But do you really want the
American people
Running their own country?

Doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
John Quincy Adams says...

ADAMS
If we steal the election
Then Jackson will surely cave

WOMAN
John Calhoun says...

CALHOUN
You can be President if you don't
Try to take away my slaves.

WOMAN
Henry Clay says...

CLAY
You'll get Missouri
'Cause I know how to play real politik.

WOMAN
James Madison said something prescient about this
But he was kind of a dick.
Let's dance!

WOMAN & MEN
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo.
Doo doo doo doo doo.
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo.
Doo doo doo doo doo.

WOMAN
You can compromise all you want
They're still drunk and smell like pee.
Do you really want America
Run by a man from Tennessee?
John Quincy Adams...

ADAMS
The people are stupid.

WOMAN
Henry Clay...

CLAY
They can all go rot.

WOMAN
John Calhoun...

CALHOUN
They're lame.

WOMAN
Quincy Adams...

QUINCY
They suck!

WOMAN
Henry Clay...

CLAY
Jackson's a total twat.

WOMAN
John Calhoun...

CALHOUN
These guys are idiots
But it's Jackson who's a real threat

WOMAN
I'm sure Michel Foucault would have an opinion
But he hasn't been born yet.

Jackson is a loser...
Jackson is a loser...
Jackson is a loser...
Jackson is a loser...

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS
I'm the President!

[Thanks to George for lyrics]

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