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Allen Ginsberg - CIA Dope Calypso lyrics

In nineteen hundred forty-nine
China was won by Mao-Tse Tung
Chiang Kai-Sek's army ran away
and they're waiting there in Thailand today

Supported by the CIA
Pushing junk down Thailand way
First they stole from the Meo Tribes
Up in the hills they started taking bribes
Then they sent their soldiers up to Shan
Collecting opium to send to the man

Pushing junk in Bangkok today
Supported by the CIA

Brought their jam on mule trains down
To Chiang Mai that's a railroad town
Sold it next to the police chief brain
He took it to town on the choochoo train

Trafficking dope to Bangkok all day
Supported by the CIA

The policeman's name was Mr. Phao
He peddled dope grand scale and how
Chief of border customs paid
By Central Intelligence's U.S. aid

The whole operation, newspapers say
Supported by the CIA

He got so sloppy & peddled so loose
He busted himself & cooked his own goose
Took the reward for the opium load
Seizing his own haul which same he resold

Big time pusher for a decade turned grey
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Working for the CIA

The whole operation fell into chaos
Till U.S. intelligence came into Laos
I'll tell you no lie I'm a true American
Our big pusher there was Phoumi Nosovan
but Phoumi was the man for the CIA
Touby Lyfong he worked for the French
A big fat man liked to dine & wench
Prince of the Meos he grew black mud
Till opium flowed through the land like a flood

Communists came and chased the French away
So Touby took a job with the CIA
And his best friend General Vang Pao
Ran our Meo Army like a sacred cow
Helicopter smugglers filled long Chengs' bars
In Xieng Quang Province on the plain of jars
It started it secret they were fighting yesteday
clandestine secret army of the CIA

All through the Sixties the dope flew free
Thru Tna Son Hnut Saigon to Marshall Key
Air America followed through
Transporting confiture for President Thieu

All these Dealers were decades and yesterday
The Indochinese mob of the U.S. CIA

Operation Haylift Offisir Wm Colby
Saw Marshall Ky fly opium Mr. Mustard told me
Indochina desk he was Chief of Dirty Tricks
"Hitch-hiking" with dope pushers
was how he got his fix

Subsidizing the traffickers to drive the reds away
Till Colby was the head of the whole world C.I.A.

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