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Thread #48196   Message #722256
Posted By: Deda
03-Jun-02 - 04:00 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Merry Minuet (Kingston Trio/Harnick)
Subject: Lyr Add: MERRY MINUET (Kingston Trio)^^^
I found myself hearing this old (gloomy, witty) ditty in my head recently, remembered from some old Kingston Trio album:

The Merry Minuet

They're rioting in Africa (whistle)
They're starving in Spain (whistle)
There's hurricanes in Florida (whistle)
And Texas needs rain (whistle)
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 lucky 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 do to us
Will be done by our fellow Man

-- Sheldon Harnick @1958 ^^^

I didn't know the title and didn't find it in the DT either under its first line or, once I found the title via Google, under that. Is this too un-folk-y for the DT?