Malvina Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems  

The H. U. A. C.

Notes: words and music by Malvina Reynolds; copyright 1962 by author. Written in response to H.U.A.C. harassment of Mrs. Dagmar Wilson, organizer of an activist group called Women Strike for Peace.

The H.U.A.C., the H.U.A.C.,
They need a new menace for 'sixty three,
The reds are indicted,
So now they're affrighted,
When the pork barrel's opened
They're going to be slighted.

The H.U.A.C., the H.U.A.C.,
The red scare is not what it used to be.
They need some excuse
To prove they're some use,
Or they won't get the loot
From the senate and hoose.

The H.U.A.C., the H.U.A.C.,
The public is tired of their stale hoop-dee-dee.
They need some new spies,
To tell some new lies,
To get in the headlines
And build up their size.

The H.U.A.C., the H.U.A.C.,
It's time they were bounced with a one, two, & three.
They're due for the door,
When they can do no more
Than pester the women
Who work against war.

Malvina Reynolds songbook(s) in which the music to this song appears:
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Other place(s) where the music to this song appears:
---- Broadside No. 18 (late December 1962)

Malvina Reynolds recording(s) on which this song is performed:
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