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The Loomis Brothers’ Super Bowl Podcast

[ 12 ] January 31, 2013 |

A.k.a. “Why you don’t let SEK name your podcast,” is now available:

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  1. Robert Farley says:

    The music is fabulous.

    • Erik Loomis says:

      I think I’m going to use that “Roosevelt and Hitler” song everytime I do one of these. What is it not useful for?

      • rea says:

        You may read the Holy Bible
        Where Matthew’s does record
        There are ‘pistles (pestilences) and earthquakes
        And also rumors of war
        There you can see
        The Bible do fulfill
        There are strange things a-happenin’ in the land.

        (Chorus)
        Strange things are happenin’ in this land–
        Strange things are happenin’ in this land.
        The war is goin’ on,
        ‘Causin’ many hearts to mourn,
        There are strange things a-happenin’ in this land.

        Nations against Nations,
        Are risin’ in this land
        Kingdoms against kingdoms,
        You jus’ can’t understand.
        But you need not to be surprise
        For the time is drawin’ nigh.
        There are strange things a-happenin’ in this land.

        We have read also of famines
        That shall come in this land.
        But if you notice closely,
        You can see and understand.
        Provisions are so high,
        ‘ Til we can’t hardly buy,
        There are strange things a-happenin’ in this land.

        Roosevelt with Hitler
        He tried to live in peace.
        But Hitler he’s destroyin’
        Every vessel he could see
        He’s treatin’ us so mean
        With his dreadful sub-marines,
        There are strange things a-happenin’ in this land.

        Hitler, he’s a fightin’
        And makin’ every charge.
        He’s tryin’ to win the victory,
        So his land might be enlarge.
        He’s fightin’ everywhere
        On land and in the air.
        There are strange things a-happenin’ in this land.

        Some said Roosevelt was coward,
        And said he would not fight
        But he was jus’ only a-waitin’
        ‘Till he got things fixed up right.
        When he made it up in his mind
        He got on the foughtin’ line
        There are strange things a-happenin’ in this land.

        Hitler tried to fool the Negroes,
        By sayin’ they ought not to fight.
        They have no home or country
        No flag or equal rights.
        But the Negro knewed the best
        They deeds did prove the rest.
        There are strange things a-happenin’ in this land.

        When Uncle Sam called for them
        They answered, “Here are we,
        To perform a soldier’s duty,
        Where-’sn-ever we may be.”
        They answered true and brave,
        Ef the trenches makes they grave
        There are strange things a-happenin’ in this land.

        Hitler called the Japanese
        They could not help from cryin’.
        They say, “Ef you go up against that race,
        You comin’ out behin’.”
        If you try to take they place,
        You can’t not keep from dyin’.
        There are strange things a-happenin’ in this land.

        Hitler told his wife at the supper table
        He dreamt a mighty dream.
        “Ef I cut out these submarines,
        I will sure save many of men.
        But ef I fight and Ef I win,
        I will gain a many a frien’,”
        There are strange things a-happenin’ in this land.

        Now sinners, God is Power
        You jes’ can’t understand.
        The whole world will tremble
        From the moving of his hand.
        Hit’s beyond the human sights,
        But all he does is right.
        There are strange things a-happenin’ in this land.

        [It looks to me--and I've read something somewhere that I can't find again confirming it--that this was an old ballad, with Wilson and the Kaiser being the original protagonists--hence the emphasis on subs]

  2. Linnaeus says:

    Download link doesn’t seem to be working; I get a “page not found” error.

  3. sue says:

    “alphabetical” not “alphebetical”

    Fantastic song to open!

  4. Dennis Orphen says:

    The swoosh might need a piece of green tape (or a hat to keep with LG&M traditions). You could just tear the tape off when the recording is finished. Maybe I see too much. The music reminded me that I have a copy of Ry Cooder’s Into the Purple Valley around with the song “FDR in Trinidad” on it, another great Roosevelt song.

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