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"Snake Oil" was written by Earle, Steve.
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Ladies and gentlemen, attention please
Come in close so everyone can see
I got a tale to tell, a listen don't cost a dime
And if you believe that we're gonna get along just fine

Now I've been travelin' all around
I heard trouble's come to your town
I've got a little somethin', guaranteed to ease your mind
It's called Snake Oil y'all, it's been around for a long, long time

Way, your crops'll burn if it don't rain soon
Ain't seen a drop since the tenth of June
Well, I can open up the sky, people have no fear
If you ain't impressed yet, just tell me what you wanna hear

Well, you lost your farm so you moved to town
You get a job, they shut the factory down
Now you sit around all day long feelin' sad and blue
You need Snake Oil y'all, tell you what I'm gonna do

I can heal the sick, I can mend the lame
And the blind shall see again, it's all the same

Well, ain't your President good to you
Knocked 'em dead in Libya, Grenada too
Now he's taking his show a little further down the line
Well, 'tween me and him, people, you're gonna get along just fine

It's call Snake Oil y'all
Snake Oil y'all
Snake Oil y'all
Call Snake Oil y'all
It's call Snake Oil y'all, it's been around for a long, long time

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EARLE, STEVE

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