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Yankee Doodle

Ewan MacColl
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[1973]
Parole di Ewan MacColl, sull'aria del noto inno patriottico americano
Nel disco “Folkways Record of Contemporary Songs”, con Peggy Seeger, Folkways Records

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Feroce condanna della strage in Vietnam parodiando la settecentesca “Yankee Doodle”, canzonetta con cui gli inglesi prendevano in giro i miliziani americani ma che poi, dopo l'indipendenza, divenne uno dei più popolari inni patriottici degli USA...
Yankee Doodle came to town
H-bombs in his pocket
Says, "Chum if you don't toe the line
I'll blast you with me rocket!"

YANKEE DOODLE, UNCLE SAM
BATMAN ALSO SUPERMAN
KNOWN FROM HERE TO VIET NAM
AS YANKEE DOODLE DANDY.

Yankee Doodle went to Mars
Landed on a Sunday
Found some people living there
And killed 'em off by Monday.

YANKEE DOODLE, UNCLE SAM
BATMAN ALSO SUPERMAN
KNOWN FROM HERE TO VIET NAM
AS YANKEE DOODLE DANDY.

Yankee Doodle went to work
As hard as he was able
Bombing schools and hospitals
And babies in the cradle.

YANKEE DOODLE, UNCLE SAM
BATMAN ALSO SUPERMAN
KNOWN FROM HERE TO VIET NAM
AS YANKEE DOODLE DANDY.

Yankee Doodle's got a plan
It's called 'Defoliation'
Tried it out in Viet Nam
To civilize the nation.

YANKEE DOODLE, UNCLE SAM
BATMAN ALSO SUPERMAN
KNOWN FROM HERE TO VIET NAM
AS YANKEE DOODLE DANDY.

Yankee Doodle, he's the boy
For rape, assault and pillage
Never lets a day go by
Without he burns a village.

YANKEE DOODLE, UNCLE SAM
BATMAN ALSO SUPERMAN
KNOWN FROM HERE TO VIET NAM
AS YANKEE DOODLE DANDY.

Yankee Doodle never crosses
Over any border
Except to kill more people
In the name of law and order.

YANKEE DOODLE, UNCLE SAM
BATMAN ALSO SUPERMAN
KNOWN FROM HERE TO VIET NAM
AS YANKEE DOODLE DANDY.

Yankee Doodle feels that he
Is not appreciated
He's generous with his napalm
And yet, somehow, he's hated.

YANKEE DOODLE, UNCLE SAM
BATMAN ALSO SUPERMAN
KNOWN FROM HERE TO VIET NAM
AS YANKEE DOODLE DANDY.

Yankee Doodle's got the know-how
Death is what he teaches
And Mr. Health just shows his teeth
And murmurs little speeches.

YANKEE DOODLE, UNCLE SAM
BATMAN ALSO SUPERMAN
KNOWN FROM HERE TO VIET NAM
AS YANKEE DOODLE DANDY.

inviata da Bernart Bartleby - 13/6/2017 - 21:53


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