The Hoover Song

This is the Hoover Song set to the song- My Favourite Things- from the Sound of Music. It is just to remind you of what Hoover did to handle the Depression. It is not very well written and occasionally you may need to add a few extra syllables but I hope it helps! 

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Our Least Favourite Things that Hoover has done:
Hoover believed in rugged individualism..
It wasn't his thing to be obviously helping
He believed in laissez-faire...
But felt compelled do more there...
In 1930 he cut taxes,
This was unlike him and probably made him sad,
But so did the public and `cos they ignored it...
He felt compelled to do more there...
So he gave $4000 million to construction,
Building such things as the Hoover Dam,
Empire State building and the Golden Gate Bridge,
He still hadn't done what he needed to do,
When the banks crash, when the stores close,
When I'm feeling bad, I simply remember what Hoover has done..
And then I feel...
Just as bad.
So in '32 he built the Emergency Relief Act,
This gave $300 million to the unemployed....
As well as the Reconstruction Finance Corps,
He felt the need to do more, or, or or...
After $1500 million to the guys before,
Hoover did something more,
The Smoot Hawley tariff of 1930
Tipped the economy over the edge..
When the banks crash, when the stores close,
When I'm feeling bad, I simply remember what Hoover has done..
And then I feel...
Just as bad.
After all that it was presidential year,
Hoover tried his best but Rosie was clear,
The Bonus Army and tariffs had tipped the scale,
Everyone was becoming frail,
Hoover, bye, bye, you clearly have failed,
Lacking in confidence when we needed it most,
We've not turned the corner and now its too late,
So 42 of 48 vote for Roosevelt instead.
When the banks crash, when the stores close,

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When I'm feeling bad, I simply remember what Hoover has done..
And then I feel...
Just as bad.
Perhaps he's misunderstood,
But all we remember is the Hoovervilles,
Hooverblankets and Hooverleather too,
'In Hoover we trusted and now we are busted'
When the banks crash, when the stores close,
When I'm feeling bad, I simply remember what Hoover has done..
And then I feel...
Just as bad.…read more

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