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Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities, John Prine

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John Prine's, "Grampa Was A Carpenter"
The Lyrics:
Grampa was a carpenter
He built houses, stores and banks
Chain-smoked Camel cigarettes
And hammered nails in planks
He was level on the level
And shaved even every door
And voted for Eisenhower 'cause Lincoln won the war
Who They Mention:
Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Abraham Lincoln
Submitted by: Tarzan
John Prine's, "Pretty Good"
The Lyrics:
I heard Allah and Buddah
Were singing at the Saviour's feast
And up in the sky
An Arabian rabbi
Fed Quaker Oats to a priest
Pretty good
Not bad
They can't complain
'Cause actually, all them Gods are just about the same
Who They Mention:
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
John Prine's, "Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore"
The Lyrics:
While digesting Reader's Digest in the back of the dirty book store
A plastic flag with gum on the back fell out on the floor
Well I picked it up and I ran outside and slapped it on my windshield
And if I could see old Betsy Ross, I'd tell her how good I feel
Who They Mention:
Betsy Ross
Submitted by: Tania WYEP

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