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INSPECTION BLUES

THEM CAR INSPECTION BLUES

(tune of “WINNSBORO COTTON MILL BLUES”)

Last year it took six hundred bucks,

If we didn’t have it was out of luck,

I hear a hanger in back has gone

The exhaust pipe rumbles when I turn the car on!

I have the Blues

I have the Blues,

I have those Car Inspection Blues!

Costs so much to drive these days,

Paycheck goes only so many ways—

Looks like we’d better start to fund-raise!

The Shop can do it all for us,

Fix and inspect in one stop, a plus,

Pay those rising labor costs

We can’t make a living if the car is lost!

I have the Blues,

I have the Blues,

I have those Car Inspection Blues!

Every year gets more involved,

Sweating till each problem is solved,

Don’t you love how our state government’s evolved?

–Jonathan Caswell