30 Day Song Challenge – Day 29

30 day song challenge

Today’s prompt: A song you remember from childhood

OK, first off, define “childhood.” I mean really, could pick just about anything up until 1979 when I kind of grew up (but not really). That being said, I grew up in a musical family. Not musically talented but musically inclined. We listened to music, lots of music, partly because we loved music and partly because my Dad loved to build stereo equipment. This has always been a favorite of mine. A tale of political positions, I find it fascinating that it remains as true today as it was when it was written nearly 60 years ago.

The Merry Minuet

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 thankful and proud
For man’s been endowed with a mushroom-shaped 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 Africa
There’s strife in Iran
What nature doesn’t so to us
Will be done by our fellow man

Songwriters: Sheldon Harnick

~ all lyrics are the product of my memory. Any discrepancies or divergences from actual fact should not be viewed as errors but as all natural variations proving that I did, in fact, live through the 60’s.

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

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