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Elton John: Greatest Hits; Randy Newman: Good Old Boys; Pete Atkin: Secret Drinker

Simon Frith, Let It Rock, January 1975

Randy Newman’s album starts:
‘Last night I saw Lester Maddox on a TV show
with some smartass New York Jew
and the Jew laughed at Lester Maddox
And the audience laughed at Lester Maddox too
Well, he may be a fool but he’s our fool…’

Total word count of piece: 944

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