TROUBLE AT THE BOTTOM

Some say the trouble's in the Pentagon 
Some say the trouble's in the street 
Some say the president's a paragon
Where's the trouble at the bottom?

Some say the trouble's the anatomy 
Some say the trouble's in the head 
Some say the trouble's the psychology 
Where's the trouble at the bottom?

Chorus:
Trouble, trouble, where's the trouble, 
Oh mama, where's the trouble,
Got a headache, seeing double, 
Where's the trouble at the bottom?
Trouble, trouble, where's the trouble, 
Oh mama, where's the trouble,
Got a headache, seeing double, 
Where's the trouble at the bottom?

Some say the trouble's with the principal 
Some say the trouble's with the kids 
Some say the trouble's the curriculum 
Where's the trouble at the bottom? 

Some say the trouble's in the textbook 
Some say the trouble's the class 
Over all the school board fugging up
Where's the trouble at the bottom?

Chorus 

Some say the trouble's in the family 
Some say the trouble's on the job 
I say whatever the analogy, 
Find the trouble at the bottom. 

Some say the trouble's with the system 
Some say the trouble's in the class 
Karl said the trouble is the upper one,
That is the upper, not the bottom.

Chorus

Words and Music by Pete Seeger
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