don't wanna be mistreated by no bourgeoisie
lord, in a bourgeois town
yeah it's a bourgeois town
I got the bourgeois blues
gonna spread the news all around
Yes indeed. And to assist with said spreading, I wish I could afford this lovely Bourgeois font!
I know this may seem unrelated, but here's a little story that should explain everything. This is the way Johnny Cash told it, evidently, but I first learned it from Leadbelly on some old Folkways recording.
Now this here's the story about the Rock Island Line. Well the Rock Island Line she runs down into New Orleans. There's a big toll gate down there, and you know, if you got certain things on board when you go through the toll gate, well, you don't have to pay the man no toll. Well, the train driver he pulled up to the toll gate and the man hollered and asked him what all he had on board and he said, "I got livestock. I got livestock. I got cows. I got pigs. I got sheep. I got mules. I got all livestock." Well, he said, "You all right boy, you don't have t'pay no toll. You can just go right on through." So he went on through the toll gate. And as he went through he started pickin up a little bit of speed, pickin up a little bit of steam. He got on through, he turned, he looked back to the man, he said, "Well I fooled you. I fooled you. I got pig iron. I got pig iron. I GOT ALL PIG IRON!"
So I hope the moral of my post is clear. And I hope it answers so many of you who have asked over the years: "What is Mystic Bourgeoisie really all about?" Well, it's about livestock. It's about cows. It's about pigs. It's about sheep. It's about mules. IT'S ABOUT ALL LIVESTOCK!