The dodger
Language: English 
Yes the candidate's a dodger,
Yes a well-known dodger.
Yes the candidate's a dodger,
Yes and I'm a dodger too.

He'll meet you and treat you,
And ask you for your vote.
But look out boys, 
He's a-dodgin' for your note. 

Yes we're all dodgin'
A-dodgin', dodgin', dodgin'.
Yes we're all dodgin'
Out away through the world.

Yes the preacher he's a dodger,
Yes a well-known dodger.
Yes the preacher he's a dodger,
Yes and I'm a dodger too. 

He'll preach you a gospel,
And tell you of your crimes. 
But look out boys,
He's a-dodgin' for your dimes. 

Yes we're all dodgin' . . . etc.

Yes the lover he's a dodger,
Yes a well-known dodger.
Yes the lover he's a dodger,
Yes and I'm a dodger too.

He'll hug you and kiss you,
And call you his bride,
But look out girls,
He's a-tellin' you a lie. 

Yes we're all dodgin' . . . etc.

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This text was added to the website: 2004-06-26
Line count: 30
Word count: 157