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A stranger stood at the gates of Hell,
And the* Devil answered the door bell,
He looked him over from head to toe,
And said, my friend, I'd like to know,
What you have done in the line of sin,
To entitle you to come within,
Then Franklin D- with his usual guile,
Stepped forth and flashed his usual smile,
When I took charge in Thirty Three,
A Nation's faith was mine, said he,
I promised this, and I promised that,
And I calmed them down with a fireside chat,
I spent their money on fishing trips,
I fished from the deck's of their battle ships,
I gave them jobs on the P. W. A.
Then raised their taxes and took it away,
I raised their wages, and closed their shops,
And killed their pigs, and burned their crops,
I double crossed both old and young,
And still the folks my praises sung,
I brought back beer, and what do you think,
I taxed it so high they couldn't drink,
I furnished money with Government loans,
And when they missed a payment, I took their horn
When I wanted to punish the folks, you know,
I put my wife on the radio,
I paid them to let their farms lie still,
And imported food stuff's from Brazil,
curtailed crops when I felt real mean,
And shipped in corn from the Argentine,
When they would worry, stew, and fret,
I'd get them to chanting the alphabet,
With the AAA and the NLRB,"the WPA and the C
And with these many units I got their goats,
And still I crammed it down their throats,
My workers worked with the speed of snails,
die the taxpayers chewed their fingernails,
When the organizers needed dough,
I closed up the plants with the G.I.O.,
I ruined jobs, and I ruined health,
And I put the screws on the rich's wealth,
And some who couldn't stand the gaff,
Would call on me, and how I 1 d laugh,
When they got too strong on certain things,
I'd pack up and head for good Old Warm Springs,
I ruined their country, and homes, and then,
I placed the blame on the Nine Old Mean,
Now Franklin talked both long and loud,
And the Devil, he stood with his head bowed,
And at last he said, "Let's make it clear
You will have to move, you can't stay here,
For once you mingle here with my mob,
I'd have t& hunt myself a job."