Posted by: Gregoryno6 | May 28, 2015

‘Latent sense of fun’???

Funny how the old can become the new… Noel Coward wrote this song seventy years ago as a swipe to the ‘excessive humanitarians’ with  ‘rather too tolerant a view of our enemies.’

The attitude he satirises is still evident today as we watch the headchoppers rampage across the Middle East.

Courtesy of songlyrics.com:

Don’t let’s be beastly to the Germans
Now our victory is ultimately won
Let us treat them very kindly
As we would a valued friend
We might send them out some bishops
As a form of lease and lend

Let’s be sweet to them
And day by day repeat to them
That sterilization simply isn’t done
Let’s sweetly sympathize again
And help the scum to rise again
But don’t let’s be beastly to the Hun

We must be kind
And with an open mind
We must endeavor to find a way
To let the Germans know
That now the war is over
They are not the ones who have to pay

We must be sweet
And tactful and discreet
And now they’ve suffered defeat
We mustn’t let them feel upset or ever get the feeling
That we’re cross with them or hate them
Our future policy must be to reinstate them

Don’t let’s be beastly to the Germans
For they’re civilized
When all is said and done
Though they gave us science, culture, art, and music, to excess
They also gave us two world wars and Dr. Rudolph Hess

Let’s be meek to them
And turn the other cheek to them
And try to arouse their latent sense of fun
Let’s give them full air parity
And treat the rats with charity
But don’t let’s be beastly to the Hun

Don’t let’s be beastly to the Germans
You can’t deprive a gangster of his gun
Though they’ve been a little naughty
To the Czechs and Poles and Dutch
I can’t believe those countries
Really minded very much

Let’s be free with them
And share the BBC with them
We mustn’t prevent them basking in the sun
Let’s soften their defeat again
And build their bloody fleet again
But don’t let’s be beastly to the Hun

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