Dr. Ben Carson's Immigrant Ship
It has long been the role of the troubadour to challenge and lampoon Authority through music. This is one such piece, written following a speech by the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in which he spoke of African slaves as “immigrants” who came to a “land of dreams and opportunity” in the bottom of slave ships seeking “prosperity and happiness” for their descendants.
The melody is a classic 19th century sea song “10,000 Miles Away”. The new sarcastic lyrics are mine.