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(This song was recorded in 1983 for the Fast Folk Musical Album in Greenwich Village,N.Y. The Fast Folk albums were later taken  over by Smithsonian/Folkways Records, and are available for purchase on that label. The song was performed on NPR's "All Things Considered" on March 17, 1983 ) Words and music are available through any number of Internet sites. Background: The investigating Church Committee found that Cuba's Fidel Castro was a terrible liar when he claimed the CIA tried to kill him more than twenty times. Senator Church said it was only eight. But of all the diabolical CIA plots---such as exploding a sea shell in Havana harbor when Fidel swam by---the most ghastly was told to me by my friend Irving, a deli owner,and I had to write this song about it.---Sherwood Ross

(By Sherwood Ross)

I ran a kosher deli

Down old Virginia way

Not far from the Pentagon

And the CIA

An Admiral got heartburn

Two generals passed away

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That's when my country called on

To trick for the U.S.A.

Oh, I was whisked to Langley

In a foreign service car

Asked to go to Cuba

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Set up my deli bar

"Irving, slice the same pastrami

You fix here every day

Let's hope Big Enchilada

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Sherwood Ross worked as a reporter for the Chicago Daily News and contributed a regular "Workplace" column for Reuters. He has contributed to national magazines and hosted a talk show on WOL, Washington, D.C. In the Sixties he was active as public (more...)

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