Pinwheel of Death

Charlotte Rae


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Writers Sheldon Harnick

Genres Showtune, Standard, Folk, Americana, Children-Novelty

Recorded 1955

Lyrics THERE ARE DAYS IN MY LIFE
WHEN EVERYTHING IS DREARY
I GROW PESSIMISTIC,
SAD,
AND WORLD WEARY.
BUT WHEN I AM 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,
THE POLES,
ITALIANS HATE YUGOSLAVS,
SOUTH AFRICANS
HATE THE DUTCH,
AND I DON'T LIKE ANYBODY
VERY MUCH.
IN FARAWAY SIBERIA
THEY FREEZE BY THE SCORE,
AN AVALANCHE IN SWITZERLAND
JUST GOT FIFTEEN MORE.

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'LL 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.
 

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