Maggie Kuhn (Linda Freilicher)

“Maggie Kuhn” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Maggie Kuhn” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Linda Freilicher.
Tune: “Pat Works on the Railway.”


Oh, Maggie Kuhn, oh, Maggie Kuhn,
We’re singing our Gray Panthers’ tune.
Old age need never bring us ruin.
A better day is coming soon.

We’re leaving that old rocking chair.
Cast off depression and despair!
We’ll join the struggle for what is fair.
We’ll work to gain our equal share.

“Weak and crotchety, tired,” you say?
We know we’re wiser than ever today.
And we don’t mind being old and gray.
We’re working toward a brand-new day.

We’re leaving that old rocking chair.
Cast off depression and despair!
We’ll join the struggle for what is fair.
We’ll work to gain our equal share.

We don’t want your pastures or your pills,
Your nursing homes, your old-age mills.
We’re going to cure these terrible ills.
We’ll pass the laws. We have the will.

We’re leaving that old rocking chair.
Cast off depression and despair!
We’ll join the struggle for what is fair.
We’ll work to gain our equal share.

We’re fighting watchdogs, strong and bold.
We’re breaking out of our old mold.
Now listen to us: we won’t be sold.
We’ll work together, young and old.

We’re leaving that old rocking chair.
Cast off depression and despair!
We’ll join the struggle for what is fair.
We’ll work to gain our equal share.

You congressmen and press, watch out!
Our message to one and all, we’ll shout.
We’ll picket the White House. And about
Our future plans, we’ll leave no doubt.

We’re leaving that old rocking chair.
Cast off depression and despair!
We’ll join the struggle for what is fair.
We’ll work to gain our equal share.

Oh, Maggie Kuhn, oh, Maggie Kuhn,
We’re singing our Gray Panthers’ tune.
Old age need never bring us ruin.
A better day is coming soon.


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