Jun
02

Sunday Morning Music

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For some reason last night I was pondering the endless panoply of wingnut night terrors when a song from childhood TV popped into my head. When I looked up the lyrics and video, I was astonished. You will be too.

Given the wingnut predisposition to fears of black and brown people multiplying and overrunning Western Civilization and sucking up all their tax dollars, I thought, what a marvelous bit of satirical street theater this song would make for an Occupy chorus outside a Wall Street bank or at CPAC.

(Okay, I changed one letter in the song.)

Heffalumps And Woozles
from Winnie The Pooh And The Blustery Day
Songwriters: Richard M Sherman, Robert B Sherman

They’re black they’re brown they’re up their down
They’re in they’re out they’re all about
They’re far they’re near they’re gone they’re here
They’re quick and slick and insincere
Beware Beware Be a very wary bear

A Heffalump or Woozle is very confusel
The Heffalump or woosel is very sly
- sly – sly – sly
They come in ones and twoosels
but if they so choosels
before your eyes you’ll see them multiply
- ply – ply – ply

They’re extra-ordinary so better be wary
Because they come in every shape and size
- size – size – size

If money is what you covet you’ll find that they love it
Because they guzzle up the thing you prize

They’re green they’re blue they’re pink they’re white
They’re round they’re square they’re a terrible sight
They tie themselves in horrible knots
They come in stripes or polka-dots

Beware Beware Be a very wary bear

(musical interlude)

They’re extra-ordinary so better be wary
Because they come in every shape and size
- size – size – size

If money’s what you covet you’ll find that they love it
Because they guzzle up the things you prize

They’re black they’re brown they’re up their down
They’re in they’re out they’re all about
They’re far they’re near they’re gone they’re here
They’re quick and slick and insincere
Beware Beware Beware Beware Beware ….


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