Schilling-Show-70s-Logo-150x150The long, storied, and sometimes sordid history of Charlottesville, Virginia is put to song by Scott Bandy, aka The Blue Spade.

Set to the tune of Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start the Fire, the Spade covers fertile historic ground—from the original local slave trade to byproducts of today’s Democrat “plantation” overlords.

This masterful musical interpretation was performed live on WINA’s The Schilling Show, March 19, 2015.

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Who Said We Didn’t Build That
By Scott Bandy

Scottsville, Tobacco Trade, Indians, First Salves
British Taxes, Revolution, Independence Day
Monticello, Legislature, Tarleton, Jack Jouette,
Three Notch Road, Jefferson – eluding the fray

Bill of Rights, Madison, Lewis – Clark, Westward,
1812, *Washington, Over Ramparts as we Watched
Montpellier, Pippin, Poplar Forest Sojourn
Three-fifth’s – Compromise, UVA is founded

Who said, “we didn’t build that”
despite what the troubles
and the constant struggles
Who said we didn’t build that
History’s price for vigil
Future’s ever sigil

Monroe, Ash Lawn, Era of Good Feelings
Custard, Rio Hill, Edgar Allen Poe
Holsinger, McGuffy, First Baptist, Jim Crow
Rotunda – on Fire, Railroads to Grow,
Midway, Inges Store, Levy’s Opera House
Literary, Oratory, Greek Letter, Lambeth Field
McIntire, Margurita, McCue Convicted
Woolen Mills, Sneff Gates, Chamber of Commerce

Who said, “we didn’t build that”
despite what the troubles
and the constant struggles
Who said we didn’t build that
History’s price for vigil
Future’s ever sigil

Pine Knot, Suffragettes, Municipal Band to stay
Prohibition, Radio, Buck – Bell **Imbroglio
Black Tuesday, Farmington, Paramount Opening
Blue Ridge, Skyline Drive, Woodfield Airport Closing
Peregory, Roseberry, Thacker lures Uniroyal
Batesville, Hamner, Hatton Ferry Changed Hands
Reverend Bunn, Lewis Carter, Massive Resistance
Venable, Lane High, Integrate the C’ville Twelve

Who said, “we didn’t build that”
despite what the troubles
and the constant struggles
Who said we didn’t build that
History’s price for vigil
Future’s ever sigil

250 – Bypass, Shopping at Barrack’s Road
Dylan, Baez, Tonight at the Gaslight
Mitchie Tavern Bauble, April Dogwood Festival
Halrpin, 64, Anastasia all the lore
Trevor Moore, Spiney Mussel, Fashion Square’s a Bustle
Revenue Sharing Plan, tax and spend to kick the can

Who said, “we didn’t build that”
despite what the troubles
and the constant struggles
Who said we didn’t build that
History’s price for vigil
Future’s ever sigil

Buy Fresh, Buy Local, By Right Developing
In-Fill, Green Roofs, Biscuit Run, Bike Lanes
Tom-Tom, Occupy, Charlottesville Tomorrow
Foxfield Drunken Slobs, Local Career Ladder Jobs
Carbon Footprints, Stakeholders, Acronyms, Uber Cars
City Market, City Walk, Noblesse — Oblige
Difference between trees and bricks, Dillehunt’s Velvet Rut,
Carpe Dounuts, Spudnuts, What Does It Matter Anyway

Who said, “we didn’t build that”
despite what the troubles
and the constant struggles
Who said we didn’t build that
History’s price for vigil
Future’s ever sigil

*Washington – meant geographically, not characterly
**imbroglio – pronounced[im-brohl-yoh]

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