Mamie Eisenhower

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Midwestern girl of privilege was, Mamie Eisenhower
Wore pretty clothes with little gloves, Mamie Eisenhower
Sent to Wolcott's Finishing School, Mamie Eisenhower
Attended church, played by the rules, Mamie
Her father packed Meat
Her sisters were sweet
The family Doud
Were mighty proud, Mamie

Married that Kansas boy Dwight, Mamie Eisenhower
Called him Ike, seemed just right, Mamie Eisenhower
They hitched up after she left school, Mamie Eisenhower
Showed she was nobody's fool, Mamie
Climbed up the ladder with her man, Mamie Eisenhower
First lady of our glorious land, Mamie
She became FLOTUS
He became POTUS
A vote for Ike
What's not to like
She became FLOTUS


from Dreams Are Strange, released March 29, 2016
Gary Mackender - accordion, drums, percussion, organ, vocals
Joe Fanning - baritone guitar, guitar
Karl Hoffmann - bass
Chris Giambelluca - banjo
Heather Hardy & Rebecca Carlson - background vocals



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The Carnivaleros' music has always been difficult to define - they combine moody Eastern European motifs, western movie themes with strains of Zydeco rhythms, Tex-Mex polkas, waltzes and swing to create a stew of Desert Bayou Music.

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