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The Ballad Of Drilling For Oil In Whittier

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Come and listen to a story about a man named Hen(derson),
A councilman and chairman of some Nature Preserve land.
Then when the budget wasn't looking very good,
He remembered under Whittier was a bubblin crude.

Oil that is, black gold, Texas tea.

Neighborhood groups put their hands up in the air,
Environmentalists said that Hen can't drill in there.
The city owns the land 100% yippie,
Unlike some other towns like the one in Beverly.

Hills, that is. Mineral rights, extraction tax.

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Well opposition's saying that the profits aren't for them,
The land was bought by Prop A and the county all chipped in.
Plus misappropriating land-use for the sake of industry,
Is good for budget woes but bad for homes and coyotes.

Y'all come back now, y'hear?