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Audio: Mark Warner’s Bluegrass Theme Song From 2001 and Ben Tribbett’s “Fact Check” (Hint: Yes, Warner Really Was “Ready to Lead Our Commonwealth!”)

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If you have never heard this bluegrass song (see below for the song, in two parts; thanks to Ben Tribbett for reminding us!) for Mark Warner in the 2001 Virginia governor’s election, fair warning – it’s very catchy and might get stuck in your ear! 🙂  Also, check out some of Ben’s “fact checks’ of the song, which basically find that it’s accurate, including the part about Warner being “ready to lead our Commonwealth” and working for “economic health.” For the record, here are the lyrics…now let’s make sure we reelect this guy tomorrow, preferably by an overwhelming margin!

“Mark Warner is a good ol’ boy from up in NOVA-ville;
He understands our people, the folks up in the hills;
He first came to the mountains many years ago;
His interest in our future then began to grow.

Warner, for public education;
Warner, what a reputation;
Warner, vote in this election
To keep our children home.

Mark Warner is ready to lead our Commonwealth;
He’ll work for mountain people and economic health;
Get ready to shout it from the coal mines to the stills;
Here comes Mark Warner, the hero of the hills.

Mark Warner he needs us as much as we need him
No more tricks in politics that leave our future dim
So you folks in the mountains at the end of your rope
Get on out, shout it out, Mark Warner is our hope.

Warner, for public education;
Warner, what a reputation;
Warner, vote in this election
To keep our children home.

Warner, public education;
Warner, what a reputation;
Warner, vote in this election
To keep our children home.”