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One World
(Art Samuels and the Montréal Youth Singers)
Man of the Whole Wide World
(Art Samuels and the Montréal Youth Singers)


[1956]
Album “Man of the Whole Wide World”, Folkways Records

FW06880

"The sharply altered mood and the minor key variation l’m sure, won't keep you from detecting the ghost of Mademoiselle from Armentières, the lusty World War One marching song. . . and I won't pretend that the resemblence is an accident. Perhaps, these songs had their place, once… perhaps they still bring beery-nosta1gia to some… but I submit that they, like the wars that spawned them, have had their day, and that anyone who believes otherwise is living in the hopped-up past of the pre-Hiroshima era."
What’ll you do when you’re unemployed, Soldier Boy?
What’ll you do when you’re unemployed, Soldier Boy?
What’ll you do when you’re unemployed?
You’ll have to put away your toys,
Your hinky-dinky wars are through.

Atomic war’s a one-way ride, Soldier Boy
Atomic war’s a one-way ride, Soldier Boy
Atomic war’s a one-way ride,
They’re changing its name to "suicide",
Your hinky-dinky wars are through.

What’ll you do when the bugles call, Soldier Boy?
What’ll you do when the bugles call, Soldier Boy?
What’ll you do when the bugles call?
You’d better be wearing overalls,
Your hinky-dinky wars are through.

What’ll you do when you’re unemployed, Soldier Boy?
What’ll you do when you’re unemployed, Soldier Boy?
Whatll you do when you’re unemployed?
You’ll have to put away your toys,
Your hinky-dinky wars are through.

Contributed by Alessandro - 2010/3/11 - 14:13



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