OK, me and muzzer have been trying all day to come up with a campaign song! But, given recent choices by prominent public figures, I've been a little concerned. Being a scholar, I Googled "campaign songs" and have spent a significant portion of the day reading about the songs used by presidential campaigns since George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were running for office. Lots of presidents have used a variation on the tune of Yankee Doodle, and we played around with that one for a while:
Gussie Dagger is our man
He is not a phony
He and muzzer write his blog
And both love Macaroni!
After that, we found out that "O Susannah!" was pretty popular for campaigners. And we played around with that one, and came up with:
Gussie Dagger! He writes a decent blog
But it's not really awesome
'Cause he's never et a frog!
And, I tried to tell muzzer that the primary purpose of this song is so that doggies who blog will vote for me, and I thought we shouldn't tell them it isn't really awesome. And anyway, some days it is. Kind of.
Alfred E. Smith used the tune to "Sidewalks of New York" for his campaign tune, and that was a tough one....the best we came up with was:
Gussie, Gussie, he's my favorite dog
He writes pretty good couplets
On his truly Awesome Blog.
Now, I did not think that muzzer could top that one without going outside the country for inspiration. I was thinking along the lines of Ye friends of Gussie get to vo-o-ting! or maybe
Gussie's Blog oh Gussie's Blog, your prose is exacting. Your rhyming skills and sarcasm, for me can be distracting.
But, muzzer is pretty stubborn. And since we are in St. Loulis on vacation, and Mr. Truman was from Missouri, and he is the first president muzzer remembers (truly, she does!) she came up with this one:
I'm Just Wild about Gussie
and Gussie's wild about me
He writes poems
and his photos
Fill me with Ecstasy!
His is blog is like carob candy
and frosty paws in a cone
Oh! I'm just wild about Gussie
And Gussie's wild about, cannot do without
my vote on DWB!
So, those are our humble efforts. We do, however, have one campaign song based on a (University) spirit song that we offer in honor of his sister E.Rabbit.
Go with Gus! makes me hum along
To this silly old Minnesota song
Go with Gus makes me hum along
So rah rah rah for Gussie D.
Rah Rah Gussie D, Rah Rah for Gussie D.