Trump goes all scripted with “The snake” lyrics of song by Oscar Brown, plus Al Wilson’s rendition




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    1 – Al Wilson singing “The Snake” (reached #27 on Billboard’ Hot 100 list week of October 8, 1968)
    2 – The original recording from 1963 by Oscar Brown, Jr.
    3 – Donald Trump reading “The Snake” lyrics
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    Take me in oh tender woman…

    [Updated to add original writer and performance by Oscar Brown, now video #2 above]

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    Donald Trump reads lyrics to “The Snake” a song by Al Wilson during an earlier rally speech

    For at least the fourth rally, Donald Trump read the lyrics to this song at his Bloomington, Illinois rally today.

    The snake’s words are an obvious object lesson on inviting Syrian and other refugees into our country without proper vetting.

    Mr. Trump’s stance on the refugees, rather, is to build a settlement in a safe part of Syria for those displaced by war. It is also to get wealthy Middle East Arab nations to bear a large burden in funding the temporary home.

    The lyrics

    The Snake

    Written by Oscar Brown, Jr.
    Performed by Al Wilson

    On her way to work one morning
    Down the path along side the lake
    A tender hearted woman saw a poor half frozen snake
    His pretty colored skin had been all frosted with the dew
    “Poor thing,” she cried, “I’ll take you in and I’ll take care of you”
    “Take me in tender woman
    Take me in, for heaven’s sake
    Take me in, tender woman,” sighed the snake

    She wrapped him up all cozy in a comforter of silk
    And laid him by her fireside with some honey and some milk
    She hurried home from work that night and soon as she arrived
    She found that pretty snake she’d taken to had been revived
    “Take me in, tender woman
    Take me in, for heaven’s sake
    Take me in, tender woman,” sighed the snake

    She clutched him to her bosom, “You’re so beautiful,” she cried
    “But if I hadn’t brought you in by now you might have died”
    She stroked his pretty skin again and kissed and held him tight
    Instead of saying thanks, the snake gave her a vicious bite
    “Take me in, tender woman
    Take me in, for heaven’s sake
    Take me in, tender woman,” sighed the snake
    “I saved you,” cried the woman
    “And you’ve bitten me, but why?
    You know your bite is poisonous and now I’m going to die”
    “Oh shut up, silly woman,” said the reptile with a grin
    “You knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in
    “Take me in, tender woman
    Take me in, for heaven’s sake
    Take me in, tender woman,” sighed the snake

    Songwriter: MILAN PILAR