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...is an anagram of David C. Bloom

David sings jazz standards and ballads of the 30's, 40's and 50's: George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Harry Warren, Richard Rodgers and more.
David also sings retro-hipster lounge-lizard classics and mashups: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Burt Bacharach, Frank Loesser, Dave Frishberg, Yip Harburg and more.
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May 02
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Off I Go To The County Board,
inspired by Mary Morgan

Off I Go To The County Board,
To hear the rabble bray,
Of taxes met, infractions scored,
On this harumphing day.

Oh Washtenaw, brave Washtenaw,
Of eighty-three, the best.
The other counties hold in awe,
Your credit-worthiness.

Elected nabobs, Mandarins,
Attract a humble press,
So we record their Mulligans,
In twelve thousand words, or less.

Our diligent commissioners,
All stewards of the mob,
Ne’erless detest petitioners,
Infringing on their job.

Oh Washtenaw, sweet Washtenaw,
Of eighty-three, the best.
The other counties hold in awe,
Your credit-worthiness.

Egad, there’s fracking in Saline,
And Sylvan’s up shits creek,
Yet still our coffers wane too lean,
Tax revenues are bleak.

The sheriff warns of danger dire,
While roadmen lay out cones,
The townships band, for fear from fire,
The villagers, from loans.

Oh Washtenaw, brave Washtenaw,
The county of my heart.

From Kalamazoo to Mackinac,
No other’s worth a fart.

A Michigan wind’s a fickle beast,
Angelic and demonical,
It blows the best, when blowing least,
Like the County Board, in the Chronicle.