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A Superbowl Request for "The Boss"

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Dear Bruce Springsteen,

There's been a lot of talk online about whether you should say anything political at your half-time show. Some people say Rock and Country has never been political. So I make this request to show that strong political opinion has always been a factor in American music.

Copper Kettle


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Get you a copper kettle,

Get you a copper coil,

covered with new-made corn-mash,

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never more you'll toil.


You'll just lay there by the juniper,

while the moon is bright,

watch them jugs a'fillin',

in the pale moon light.

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My Daddy, he made whiskey,

Grandad, he did, too.

We ain't paid no whiskey tax

since seventeen-ninety-two.


We just lay there by the juniper,

while the moon is bright,

watch them jugs a'fillin'

in the pale moon light.


Build you a fire with hickory,

Hickory, Ash, and Oak.

Don't use no green or rotten wood,

they'll get you by the smoke.



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