The Merry Minuet
Posted in the Columbus Forum
#1 Nov 23, 2012
My brother, 19 years my senior, used to play this song sung by the Kingston Trio, so the lyrics HAVE to be 60+ years old. I guess I learned it like other kids learned nursrey rhymes.
It's been running around in my mind lately. Funny how not much has changed in that 60+ years. Hope someone gets a chuckle. You can hear it sung on utube.
They're rioting in Africa
They're starving in Spain
There's hurricanes in Florida
And Texas needs rain.
The whole world is festering with unhappy souls,
The French hate the Germans
the Germans hate the Poles
Italians hate Yugoslavs
South Africans hate the Dutch
And I don't like anybody very much!
But we can be tranquil
and greatful and proud
That's man's been endowed
with a mushroom shape cloud
And we know for certain
That some lovely day
Someone will set the spark off
And we will all be blown away!
They're rioting in Syria
There's strikes in Iran
What nature doesn't do to us
Will be done by our fellow man....
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#4 Nov 23, 2012
Sorry the irony is lost on you. And the whimsy.
#5 Nov 23, 2012
You provided the lyrics, here's the tune:
#6 Nov 23, 2012
Thanks! I enjoyed that.:-) Love the acoustic guitars. And OMG....he said it "was written in 1949 and due to our current politics, we've never had to change it much." Still holds true here in 2012.
#8 Nov 23, 2012
I don't have to look, I know that by heart.
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