Heigh ho!
Do you know,
The names of the US residents
Who then became the Presidents
And got a view from the White House loo
Of Pennsylvania Avenue

George Washington was the first, you see
He once chopped down a cherry tree

D:President number two would be
John Adams and then number three

Y:Tom Jefferson stayed up to write
The Constitution late at night
So he and his wife had a great big fight
And she made him sleep on the couch all night

W:James Madison never had a son
then he fought the War of 1812

D:James Monroe's colossal nose
Was bigger than Pinnochio's

Y:John Quincy Adams was number six
And it's Andrew Jackson's butt he kicked
So Jackson learns to play politics
Next time he's the one that the country picks

D:Martin Van Buren number eight
For a one term shot as chief of state

Y:William Harrison, how do you praise
That guy was dead in thirty days!

W:John Tyler he liked country folk
D:And after him came President Polk
Y:Zachary Taylor liked to smoke
His breath killed friends whenever he spoke

W:1850, really nifty
Millard Fillmore's in
Y:Young and fierce was Franklin Pierce
The man without a chin

D: Follows next a period spannin'
Four long years with James Buchanan
Then the South start shootin' cannon
And we've got a civil war

YW&D:A war!
A war down south in Dixie!

Y:Up to bat comes old Abe Lincoln
D:There's a guy who's really thinkin'
W:Kept the United States from shrinking
Saved the ship of state from sinking

D:Andrew Johnson's next
He had some slight defects
W: Congress each
Would impeach
D:And so the county now elects

Y: Ulysses Simpson Grant
Who would scream and rave and rant
W: While drinking whiskey
Although risky
Cause he'd spill it on his pants

Y: It's 1877 and the democrats would gloat
But they're all amazed when Rutherford Hayes
Wins by just one vote

D:James Garfield, someone really hated
Cause he was assasinated
W:Chester Arthur gets instated
Four years later he was traded

D:For Grover Cleveland, really fat
Elected twice as a Democrat
Then Benjamin Harrison after that
It's William McKinley up at bat

Y:Teddy Roosevelt charged up San Juan Hill
W:And President Taft he got the bill
Y:In 1913 Woodrow
YW&D: Wiiilllllllson
Takes us into World War One

Y:Warren Harding he does fine
D:It's Calvin Coolidge next in line
W: And then in 1929
The market crashes and we find

Y:It's Herbert Hoover's big debut
He gets the blame and loses to
D:Franklin Roosevelt, president who
Helped us win in World War Two

W:Harry Truman, weird little human
Serves two terms and when he's done
Y:It's Eisenhower who's got the power
From '53 to '61

D:John F. Kennedy, he gets shot
So Lyndon Johnson takes his spot
Y:Richard Nixon he gets caught
And Gerald Ford fell down a lot

W:Jimmy Carter liked campaign trips
Y:And Ronald Reagan's speeches' scripts
All came from famous movie clips
And President Bush said "read my lips"

D:Now in Washington, D.C.
W:It's Democrats and the G.O.P.
Y:But the one in charge is plain to see
D:It's Clinton, first name Hillary

Y: The next President to lead the way
Well, it just might be yourself one day
Then the press'll distort everything you say
YW&D:So jump in your plane and fly away

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