Oh I'm just a typical American boy
From a typical American town.
I believe in God and Senator Dodd
And keeping old Castro down.
And when it came my time to serve
I knew "Better Dead Than Red",
But when I got to my old draft board,
Buddy, this is what I said:
Sarge, I'm only eighteen, I've got a ruptured spleen,
And I always carry a purse!
I've got eyes like a bat and my feet are flat,
And my asthma's getting worse!
Yes, think of my career and my sweetheart dear,
And my poor old invalid aunt!
Besides I ain't no fool, I'm a-going to school
And I'm a-working in a defense plant!
- -- Phil Ochs, "Draft Dodger Rag"