I've been wanting the CMT to do the Soldier Song from Threepenny for years. Now that we're back doing concerts - many of which are recent repeats for some people - we need some new material to replace some of our standards such as "Johnny I Hardly Knew Ya".
The Soldier Song, you might recall is sung by three old veterans (how Appropriate!
"Johnny joined up and Jimmy was there and George got a sergeants rating
Don't give your right name - the army don't care - and life is so fascinating!
Let's all go barmy, live off the army, see the world we never saw
If we get feelin down, we wander into town
and if the population should greet us with indignation
We'll chop'm to bits because we like our hamburgers raw!
Johnny drank up til his gut caved in - and jimmy did not drink tea
And George replied with a right to the chin for the army is just a pink tea
Let's all go barmy......
Johnny is missing, Jimmy is dead - and George went crazy shooting
But blood is blood and red is red - AND THE ARMY IS STILL RECRUITING! (drumroll)
Let's all go barmy.....
To quote Bruce Murdoch - "Songs such as these shouldn't have to be sung!"
Tell me more about your love of Brecht/Weill and why they were (are) so important to the Struggle we're still engaged in. The attraction is mutual.