The enemies wanted to tie her tongue;
to shut her up the mud was slung.
For speaking out she must atone;
A woman's place is in the home.
But she had a mind of her own;
She was the conscience
of a generation.
She was the first lady
of all nations.
While the blue blood ladies
were sipping tea
and talking of recipes,
She was with the hungry.
She was on the bread lines.
And while the blue bloods
went out to dine
to drink their prohibition wine,
She was saving children
from sweat shops and coal mines.
And when McCarthy made a land of fear,
and the nation whispered in case he'd hear,
and the blacklist destroyed careers,
She said we must not be afraid,
and let the F.B.I. come raid
our thoughts, our hearts, our homes.
Joe McCarthy must be taken off his throne.