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Hey Mr Taxman


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sloparts

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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Since we're going into an election year I thought it might be appropriate to post this song as a reminder and warning to all the politicians that we do have a say as to how long they will hold their jobs if they don't watch what they do as far as taxes are concerned.

If we could only get them to pass the FairTax law pending in congress.

Well anyway I wrote this song in 1990, and it's as true today as it was back then.

Hope you enjoy it.

Ed
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Lyrics
Hey Mr Taxman
Words, Music and Arrangement By Edward C. Wemmerus Sr.
Copyright © October 26, 1990 All Rights Reserved
Copyright © Registered November 2, 1990


Verse I
I was listenin' to some friends of mine, talkin' 'bout their lives
About how much money they got paid, how much was paid they're wives
But the thread of commonality, in all they said was clear
No matter how much each one made, the taxes were too dear


Chorus
I said hey Mr. Taxman, give us a break. We've had just about all that we can take
You can't keep takin' and expectin' us to give, Yeah. Before too long there won't be enough for us to live.
We pay taxes on a business, then there's taxes on a sale. State and federal income tax, or else we go to jail.
Excise tax and real estate, the list goes on and on. If you though you'd get away with it, you' d tax us in the john.
I said hey Mr. Taxman, give us a break. Ha. We've had just about all we're gonna take. Yeah


Instrumental Bridge


Mr. Taxman - Yeah yeah Hey Mr. Taxman. Hey Mr. Taxman - Hey hey Mr. Taxman
It's pitiful the way you take from us. And don't give nothin' back. Except a hard time. Yeah you' d better listen up


Verse II
We're watchin' everything you do, when your up on the hill.
We're gonna see the way you vote, on every spending bill.
And if we don't get some tax relief and we don't get it fast. The term of office that your in, it's gonna be your last


Final Chorus
I said hey Mr. Taxman, give us a break. We've had just about all we're gonna take
You can't keep taking and expecting us to give. Yeah before too long there won't be enough for us to live
We pay taxes on a business, then taxes on a sale. State and federal income tax, or else you send us to jail. Hah.
We got excise tax and real estate, and the list goes on and on.
If you thought you' d get away with it you' d tax us in the john
Yeah. I said hey Mr. Taxman, give us a break. We've had just about all we're gonna take. Yeah
Said Hey Mr. Taxman, Yeah Hey Mr. Taxman

Hey Mr. Taxman Hey Mr. Taxman

Are you listening, You better pay attention son. Hah

Your job is at stake, Yeah Yeah Mr Taxman, Mr. Taxman, Mr. Taxman. Yeah. Hey Hey Hey Mr. Taxman.

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Uploaded: Dec 18, 2007 - 05:16:38 PM
Last Updated: May 23, 2010 - 01:43:47 PM Last Played: Nov 17, 2017 - 12:53:02 PM
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Hardware:
All the usual suspects. 8-track reel, Yamaha SY99, Takamine GX200 solid body guitar, and what ever else I could find in the studio to make noise with
Software:
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Comments
Feter said 3629 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
Mr Taxman
Now this is a real groove ...you sing this so
Cool my friend .very affectionate .you always
have this back beat so right and cool another
great song ..very meaning full as well thank you
for sharin it ...!!
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sloparts said 3629 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
Thanks Feter
This is a pet subject for me because of all the various taxes we pay. But in that, I'll wager we are not alone. Just about anywhere you go in the world there is some politician standing with his hand out wanting your money so he can spend it on some pet project of his. Of course it's more likely that he'll just reach in your pocket and take the money without you being able to do a thing about it.

Anyway, glad you liked the song Feter. Thanks for listening to it, and my little rant about "The Taxman". Be well my friend,

Ed
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said 3629 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
A cool tune...
Kudos all around... including the topic. Couple the tax thing with the built-in inflation the Fed gives us that yearly weakens the dollar, i.e. our ability to afford the things we purchase!... well as you sing, "We've had just about all that we can take."

Your vocal is solid, Ed... a grooving, moving groove of a song.

cheers.
sloparts said 3629 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
Thanks Jack
I guess at least once every generation someone has to write one of these kind of songs. It never seems to do any good, but we have to try.

If we can get the FairTax passed, it will take the power away from the Washington elite, and give it back to the people. If you don't know what I'm talking about, go to fairtax.org and find out. It'll be worth your while.

Anyway, thanks again Jack for listening. I'm glad you enjoyed my little protest song. There used to be a whole genre for protest songs, but that was back in the 60's and 70's. Those songs, like all us old coots are passing by the wayside.

Have a happy Holiday, Jack and a great New Year to you and yours.

Ed
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said 3628 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Yep...
I am familiar with the Fair Tax proposal. And this song fits right in with the old protest songs, whether on civil rights issues or taxes... as with Harrison's song, The Taxman.

cheers
sloparts said 3628 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Yeah but,
Harrison's song was much better than mine. Still, we do have to do what we do have to do.

Thanks Jack

Ed
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Ibstrat said 3628 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
If it
gets too cold we'll tax the heat.Another great song Ed.You really have a gift for writing these humorous/serious songs.Keep 'em coming!
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sloparts said 3628 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Thanks Mark
I'm not sure it's a gift, it may turn out to be a curse if the IRS gets after me. Oh well, somebody's gotta say it, as Neal Boortz has a habit of saying.

Glad you like the song Mark, and thanks for commenting. Have a wonderful New Year my friend.

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
Mcboy said 3628 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
sing it loud
and clear......taxes need to be lassoed and controlled....they are running amok....hehhehhe....nice piece of political thought ...enjoyed it much!
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sloparts said 3628 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Thanks McBoy
I have a feeling you are right about taxes needing to be controlled. The problem is they are controlled right now by politicians who's only goal is to stay elected so the can stay in power, and so they can expand that power into every facet of our lives. We need to fire the politicians and start over. The only problem is that, is that the next batch we get won't be any better.

The solution is to take the power to control our lives with taxes away from the politicians altogether by getting the FairTax passed in the house and senate and then get the 16th amendment to the constitution repealed. No more IRS. No more paying taxes at the point of a gun.

Anyway, thanks for listening McBoy. I'm glad you enjoyed the song. Be well my friend and have a wonderful New Year.

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
Godchaser said 3628 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Great political...
tune and truth.Hold on to your.....global warming tax coming soon.Nice piece of songwriting.Now that you've had your say Mr.sloparts you can expect to get audited this coming year!

Blessings,
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sloparts said 3628 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Thanks Daniel
That's one of the things I've considered. I fully expect to have my, how shall I say this politely, personality adjusted at some unknown point in the future by the IRS. It's simply called conditioning in George Orwells 1984 if I remember correctly. Oh well, somebody's gotta go first, might as well be me. If, all of a sudden, "Sloparts Music" goes dark and I'm never heard from again I think it's safe to say you will all know why, and at who's hand I have become extinct.

That sounds rather dire, doesn't it. Well anyway, thanks for listening Daniel. God bless you and yours, and I hope Christ's Mass is all you hoped it would be and that you have a wonderful New Year.

Be well my friend

Ed
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Moviz said 3628 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
you have
just the same gripes as we have in the UK. Good song Ed and well sung as always... now about that copyright tax ..... LOL, All the best M
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sloparts said 3628 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Well Maurice, they already charge one,
in the form of the fees required to "allow" us to get a copyright on one of our songs. That's what I mean when I say they'll tax us all to the grave. In the UK you have the "Death" tax. Here in the US we have the "Estate" Tax. It's all the same. The politicians think it's their money that they are allowing us to keep and use a pittance of so we can continue to live just so we can generate more money for them.

It's the same story all over the world I'm afraid. But we can fight back in legal, positive ways and teach them the truth of it. And we will too.

Thanks for listening Maurice, glad you enjoyed the song. Be well my friend and have a fantastic New Year.

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
DWL said 3628 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Same over here!
Good song, nice feel.

Almost a bit reggae with a funky twist.

Cheers

Dick
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sloparts said 3628 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Thanks Dick
I know what you mean by "Same over here". I've heard from several UK residents and they all say the same thing.

This was a really early song done in 1990. I was still learning how to put songs together so the styles are all mixed up. Signs of a misspent youth coming out of my past I'm afraid.

Glad you enjoyed the song Dick. Cheers to you and yours, I hope you have a wonderful New Year.

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
guitapick said 3628 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Sing it, brother...
...and keep that guitar (Strat?) singin'...
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sloparts said 3628 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
Thanks Bob
I'll do just that, right up until the IRS comes and takes my guitar and everything else away.

Keep the faith man and Merry Christmas to you and yours, and a Happy New Year.

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
lengold said 3627 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
Really
well written and enjoyable song. Love the way it bops along. Great production too.
Cheers
Len


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sloparts said 3627 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
Thanks Len
Glad you like my little tax revolt. It's a song I recorded in the early 90's when I was just learning about arranging and production so I feel it would be quite a bit better if I redid it now. It's a little raw around the edges as it is now, but like I said I was just starting out then.

Anyway, thanks again for listening and for the comment. I wish you all the best during this season of hilidays and an espcially good New Year.

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
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