Merry Minuet

Words and Music by :  Sheldon Harnick

Recorded by Harry Belafonte:
Recording date: August 23, 1963
Playing time: 3:28
LP : LSO6009
Tape: FTO-6004

Also recorded by:
Kingston Trio  


They're rioting in Africa (whistling)
They're starving in Spain (whistling)
They're hurricanes in Cuba (whistling)
And China needs rain (whistling)
The whole world is festering with unhappy souls
The French hate the Germans, the Germans hate the Poles
The Yugoslavs hate Yugoslavs, South Africans hate the Dutch
And I don't like Governor Wallace very much

But you can be tranquil and thankful and proud
For man's been endowed with a mushroom-shaped cloud
Au revoir monsieur president de Gaulle
I tell you to sign the treaty sweetie

And we know for certain that some lovely day
Someone will set the spark off
And we shall all be blown away