Sheriff Joe

Sheriff Joe

mike skliar's picture

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Liner Notes: 

started with a lyric- an hour before I wrote the original lyric,the orange disaster in the white house here in the us pardoned this convicted racist sheriff, who had been convicted for disobeying court orders, and had apparently been locking up Hispanic people for no good reason, etc.

decided to expand it, add a bit, and it seemed like a good candidate to use the baritone tricone resonator guitar and slide...

Lyrics: 

Have you heard the news trump pardoned Sheriff Joe x2
that racist SOB
even for him that's sinking pretty low

Has Trump ever met a racist who he did not think was good x2
You know when it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck , this is like a duck wearing a white hood

Trumps father was arrested at a KKK rally x2
Trump peddled the birther lie to every Tom Dick and Harry

Sheriff Joe arrested almost every Latino that he saw
He was supposed to be enforcing not breaking the law
In the Arizona heat he kept his inmates outside
150 committed suicide

Trump pardoned this racist
Another outrage for our list (starting to get the jist?)
He has got to go
now that Trump has pardoned Sheriff Joe

Have you heard the news trump pardoned Sheriff Joe x2
that racist SOB
even for him that's sinking pretty low

(c) M. Skliar 2017



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Comments

edsmaron's picture

Jeez, I just found out that really happened. He's made a complete mockery of the office. Put this to some killer music.

kahlo2013's picture

This is so so disturbing. As a mother of two adopted Latino boys and pseudo parent for a high school boy from Mexico who needs a place to live, this pardon makes my heart break. We are dealing with possible deportation issues with one of the boys and are working now with layers and INS for what should non existent issues... This pardon hits way too close to home.

colgoo's picture

Ugh! And the fact that he tried to bury all this stuff under the news about the hurricane!!! What's up with that???

Cowardly! I am really disgusted by his actions.

You've got some good seeds here...I think the meter needs a little tweaking to really set this off well to music.

So glad you completed this Mike. Love that twangy guitar! The lyrics, as always are spot on!

ampersandman's picture

It left me speechless. I would have placed any bet that there'd be a song about that on 50/90.

"You know when it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck , this is like a duck wearing a white hood" is one brilliant line.
Like your guitar sound. On the other hand the music should sound be more pissed off. A blues sounds too friendly and relaxed. Anything not screamed, fast and loud as heck does not do that grave subject justice.