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Thread #108354   Message #2650085
Posted By: GUEST,Bad Bob
06-Jun-09 - 03:02 PM
Thread Name: Songs involving Airplanes
Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
Involving airplanes, tangentially ----


"So Long, Mom (A Song For World War III)"
(Tom Lehrer)

So long, mom,
I'm off to drop the bomb,
So don't wait up for me.
But while you swelter
Down there in your shelter
You can see me
On your TV.

While we're attacking frontally
Watch Brinkally and Huntally
Describing contrapuntally
The cities we have lost.
No need for you to miss a minute of the agonizing holocaust.... Yeah!

Little Johnny Jones, he was a US pilot,
And no shrinking violet was he.
He was mighty proud when World War III was declared.
He wasn't scared, no siree!

And this is what he said on
His way to Armageddon:

So long, mom,
I'm off to drop the bomb,
So don't wait up for me.
But though I may roam,
I'll come back to my home
Although it may be
A pile of debris.

Remember, mommy,
I'm off to get a commie,
So send me a salami
And try to smile somehow.
I'll look for you when the war is over,
An hour and a half from now!



That Was The Year That Was (1965)

(With a big tip o' the hat to the lovely and talented Dr. Demento)