"Run Devil Run" is a 1999 original Paul McCartney composition written in a Chuck Berry style as the title track of his 1999 covers album Run Devil Run. It is one of three original songs on the 15-song album, along with "Try Not to Cry", "What It Is", was released as a promotional 7" vinyl single; the title originated from the name of a brand of bath salts or Run Devil Run oil a folk remedy to ward off evildoers which McCartney had picked up at Miller's Rexall Drugs, a hoodoo store in Atlanta. The mock up of a shop with the name "Run Devil Run" on the album cover is of Miller's Rexall Drugs, with the name altered to fit the title song. In the album press release interview prior to release of the album the interviewer asked McCartney about the genesis of the title track. McCartney answered as follows: I was in Atlanta with my son and he wanted to visit the funky side of town. So we went down there and were just wandering around the block and we came across this sort of voodoo shop selling cures for everything.
I was looking in the shop window and I saw this bottle of bath salts called Ran Devil Run. I thought, a good title for a song. So when I was on holiday after that I started thinking of words for it and it came quite -'Run Devil Run, the angels having fun, winners out of sinners, better leave before he's done, when he gets through he'll be coming after you, so listen to what I'm telling you, run Devil run.' After continuing to describe the process of the lyrics, written while sailing, McCartney said that he himself was planning to use the Run Devil Run bath salts: Yeah, I'm getting the bath salts and I'll be taking a bath with them. Not that I have got many demons to get rid of but there may be one or two lurking and this stuff is going to do the trick. Citations Sources
Lynn Morley Martin is an American businesswoman and former United States politician who served as a member of the U. S. House of Representatives from Illinois from 1981 to 1991, representing the 16th congressional district, as U. S. Secretary of Labor from 1991 to 1993. Martin was born in Evanston, the daughter of Helen Catherine and Lawrence William Morley, an accountant. In 1960 she graduated from the University of Illinois, where she was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. After becoming a teacher in the Rockford Public School District, she continued in that job after being elected to public office, serving as a member of the Winnebago County board from 1972 to 1976 before being elected to the Illinois House of Representatives, Illinois Senate, U. S. House of Representatives. In the U. S. House, she was vice chair of the House Republican Conference. A loyalist to the Reagan Administration, she assisted then-Vice President George H. W. Bush with his preparation for the 1984 Vice Presidential debate against Geraldine Ferraro.
Bush touted her as a possible running mate in his 1988 presidential campaign, though he selected Indiana Senator Dan Quayle. Martin ran for the U. S. Senate in 1990 against Democratic incumbent Paul Simon, she was considered a formidable challenger, but her campaign floundered — in ads, Martin poked fun at Simon's signature bow tie, but the humorous ad campaign was seen by some as petty and mean-spirited. Simon's popularity proved too much to overcome, he won with 65 percent of the vote, carrying all but two counties in the state. George H. W. Bush tapped Martin to be U. S. Secretary of Labor in his Cabinet when Elizabeth Dole resigned to become president of the American Red Cross. From 1993 to 1999, Martin was a professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, chair of the Council for the Advancement of Women and advisor to the firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP, for Deloitte's internal human resources and minority advancement matters. Martin served together with British politician Shirley Williams as a U.
N. Special Representative to the Former Yugoslavia during the Yugoslav Wars. In 1995, she tested the waters to run for the 1996 Republican presidential nomination, but decided against it after concluding there was insufficient support for her candidacy, she participated in a Republican primary debate in New Hampshire on local television. Arguably, she would have been the most viable woman to run for the Republican presidential nomination in history to that date. Martin has been a director on the boards of Ryder System Inc.. Dreyfus Funds, Constellation Energy Group and Procter & Gamble, she served as chairman of the board of the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. Lynn Morley Martin was inducted as a laureate of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois and awarded the Order of Lincoln by Illinois Governor George Ryan in 2000 in the area of religion. List of female United States Cabinet Secretaries Women in the United States House of Representatives United States Congress. "Lynn Morley Martin". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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