As promised, for all those overworked and undercompensated people, especially those who don’t even get Labor Day off, here’s an alternative national anthem from the late Hoyt Axton, with Renee Armand on harmony: “Boney Fingers.”

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.