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FRED
11-15-07, 02:34 PM
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Take it Easy, Ben

Sung to the tune of The Eagles' "Take it Easy"

Well Ben's been runnin' up the Hill
Tryin' to bend to their will
Got a dozen rate cuts
On his mind
First round was for Citi
Two for Morgan Stanley
One sez Bear Stern's paid in kind
Take it easy, take it easy
Don't let the sound of Ron Paul's voice
Drive you crazy
Listen up while they grandstand
Don't even try to understand
Just stay on your reflation plan
And take it easy
Well the Fed is in a corner
The dollar is a goner
Such a fine fight to see
It's a crisis, my Lord
One we can't afford
Chuck Schumer wants a guarantee
C'mon Bernanke, don't say maybe
I gotta know if your Discount Window's
Gonna save me
Heads you lose, and tails we win
We just want to party again
So loosen up and cave right in
And take it easy
Well Hank's is on the phone to Beijing
Tryin' to stop Yuan from stinging
Got a world of trouble
On his mind
Sarko's economic war
Inflation lapping at our shores
And Cuomo wants WaMu fined
Take it easy, take it easy
Don't let Trichet's hawkish words
Make you crazy
Come on Bernanke, you can see
Gotta know if that Discount Window's
Gonna save me...
Oh we got it easy
We oughta take it easy.

New lyrics by talented iTulip member GRG55, with apologies to Jackson Browne, Glenn Frey and The Eagles.

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Contemptuous
11-15-07, 02:48 PM
"Don't let the sound of Ron Paul's voice drive you crazy"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAwvlDJgJbM

metalman
11-15-07, 05:04 PM
"Don't let the sound of Ron Paul's voice drive you crazy"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAwvlDJgJbM

nice work, grg55! have you ever told us where name name comes from?

Jeff
11-15-07, 07:02 PM
I actually stood on a corner in Winslow, Arizona recently (http://harveyrv.blogspot.com/2007/11/standing-on-corner-in-winslow-arizona.html).

Uncle Jack
11-15-07, 07:45 PM
I stood on a corner in Winslow, AZ this summer. Auntie M and I drove out to see the "big hole in the ground." That's what people out there call the Grand Canyon. I guess we all take our local phenomenons for granted.

Anyway, Winslow - snoozer.

metalman
11-16-07, 11:20 AM
I stood on a corner in Winslow, AZ this summer. Auntie M and I drove out to see the "big hole in the ground." That's what people out there call the Grand Canyon. I guess we all take our local phenomenons for granted.

Anyway, Winslow - snoozer.

yeh, been there. i figure it was carefully chosen under the influence of scotch to rhyme with "corner"... kinda, sorta.

GRG55
11-19-07, 11:41 PM
yeh, been there. i figure it was carefully chosen under the influence of scotch to rhyme with "corner"... kinda, sorta.

According to the album liner notes (ya, I'm that old) Jackson Browne, who wrote most of the lyrics, had a car breakdown in Winslow and got stuck there for a while. Browne was having trouble finishing the song; the Eagles Glenn Frey contributed the part about the girl in the flatbed Ford. And the rest is history.

According to Barry Ritholtz the Eagles compendium is the all time best selling disc set in the USA. Guess some of the Boomer's kids (grandkids?) listen to more than hip hop... :)