A Song For The Blue-Haired Ladies At My Polling Place

Every Election Day, the same blue-haired ladies staff the registration tables at our precinct.  They’re as much a part of the voting experience as the “I Voted Today” stickers.  In their honor I wrote this song, sung to the tune of Lady of Spain:

Blue-Haired Ladies
We see you again, blue-haired ladies,
We see you, this Election Day;
For campaigns have ended, and it’s time to vote
With you whose hair once was gray
We’ll tell you our names, and you’ll check them
While your hair shines that bright blue;
Then the book we’ll sign and go stand in line
And ’til next year we’ll bid you adieu
What do you all do, we wonder
When your Election Day work is done
For you never grow older or bluer
Can you suspend animation?
We’ll tell you our names, and you’ll check them
While your hair shines that bright blue;
Then the book we’ll sign and go stand in line
And ’til next year we’ll bid you adieu
You’re always here when we arrive,
Though we’ve voted here for years long since;
We don’t know what a vote would be like
Without the blue in your rinse
We’ll tell you our names, and you’ll check them
While your hair shines that bright blue;
Then the book we’ll sign and go stand in line
And ’til next year we’ll bid you adieu

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