Animaniacs:The Presidents Lyrics

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The Presidents

This song is by Animaniacs and appears on the album Variety Pack (1995).

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 Declaration 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
And 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 kicks
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 Harrisson, 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 country now elects

Y: Ulysees 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 Harrisson, 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, next in line
D:It's Calvin Coolidge; he does fine
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 Kennedy had Camelot
Then Lyndon Johnson takes his spot
Y:Richard Nixon he gets caught
And Gerald Ford fell down a lot

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

D:Now in Washington D.C.
W:There's democrats and the G.O.P.
Y:But the ones in charge are plain to see
D:The Clinton's, Bill and 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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