The Corner

Obama Tonight

I have recently been listening a lot to Jim Kweskin’s Jug Band, a lively sixties group, and a verse of one of their songs, “My Gal,” captures Obama’s position tonight.

Oh a rich gal will chase you and bop you with a stick.

A poor gal will do quite the same.

My gal takes a rusty razor and runs you all over town,

But you know she raises hell just the same.

(Chorus)

I will see you in the morning if I live,

I will see you in the morning if I don’t get killed.

If I never no more come home again,

You surely will remember me.