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You've Got to Be Carefully Taught

Richard Rodgers
Language: English



(1949)

from the musical South Pacific
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan.

South Pacific
You've got to be carefully taught
To hate and fear
You've got to be taught
From year to year
It's got to be drummed
In your little ear
You've got to be carefully taught

You've got to be taught
To be afraid
Of people whose eyes
Are oddly made
And people whose skin
Is a different shade
You've got to be carefully taught

You've got to be taught
Before it's too late
Before you are 6 or 7 or 8
To hate all the people
Your relatives hate
You've got to be carefully taught

Contributed by Alan Smithee - 2010/11/25 - 02:47



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