Saturday, January 16, 2010

They're Rioting in Africa

Remember this?


There are days in my life when everything is dreary
I grow pessimistic, sad and world weary.
But when I'm tearful and fearfully upset
I always sing this merry little 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 grateful

And thankful and proud
That man's been endowed
With a mushroom shaped cloud

And we know for certain

That some happy 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.

© Alley Music Corp. and Trio Music Co., Inc

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