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Ronald Reagan Song

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I found this, but I'm not sure I see the Reagan connection. There can't possibly be 2 songs with that same name, can there? Hope this helps.

DRUG STORE TRUCK DRIVIN MAN

Written by Roger McGuinn and Gram Parsons

He's a drug store truck drivin man

He's a head of the Ku Klux Klan

When summer rolls around

He'll be lucky if he's not in town

Well he's got him a house on the hill

He plays country records till you've had your fill

He's a fireman's friend, he's an all night DJ

But he sure does think different from the records he plays

He's a drug store truck drivin man

He's a head of the Ku Klux Klan

When summer rolls around

He'll be lucky if he's not in town

Well he don't like the young folks I know

He told me one night on his radio show

He's got him a medal he won in the war

Weighs five hundred pounds and sleeps on his floor

He's a drug store truck drivin man

He's a head of the Ku Klux Klan

When summer rolls around

He'll be lucky if he's not in town

He's been like a father to me

He's the only DJ you can hear after three

I'm an all night musician in a rock 'n' roll band

And why he don't like me, I can't understand

He's a drug store truck drivin man

He's a head of the Ku Klux Klan

When summer rolls around

He'll be lucky if he's not in town

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Yes scott,

Tybalt is Juliet's cousin, the spoiler in the play. He kills Romeo's friend Mercutio, and then Romeo kills him in revenge. I chose the screen name while listening to music from the R&J ballet by Prokofiev (Op.64). It's some of my favorite classic music, especially the Dance of the Knights.

I have no affiliation with click:the enterprenurial alt band out of Birmingham, England and won't make judgments pro or con about their music. I only wish they hadn't beaten me to the punch with the name.

Back on subject:The artists would be the Byrds.

During his time as Governor of California, political opponents sometimes attempted to associate Ronald Reagan with the KKK. These accusations were bogus.

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Outstanding... this would be the song. I never made the coralation of Reagan to this song either. But, when he passed on, the song came into my head and I couldn't loose it. I was thinking Country Joe McDonald & The Fish, would never thought about The Byrds. Many Thanks...

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James21832 --

I don't have the Woodstock soundtrack handy, but it looks the "Ronald Ray-Gun" intro I mentioned was from when Joan Baez performed the song there. It's the track just before Country Joe & the Fish on the record.

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Drug Store Truck Drivin Man from the " Dr. Byrds and Mr. Hyde" album is really about Nashville radio personality Ralph Emery, and McGuinn & Parsons's reaction to the way he treated their music.

A Byrd Watcher review helps explain the whole Byrds/Baez/Reagan chain. This nickname is one thing that did stick with the later "Teflon President" for quite a while.

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