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Thread #14130   Message #119452
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30-Sep-99 - 03:42 PM
Thread Name: What is the worst song you ever heard?
Subject: Speaking of worst songs..
This one is so bad, I love it. For you youngsters who don't remember the cold war, tt dates back to the time the Russians shot down a U-2 spy plane of ours. Eisenhower denied that we had any such planes over Russia. Then the Russians produced the pilot, Francis Gary Powers who was alive and well. It was the first time that I can recall a U.S. President being caught in a blatant lie. Anyhow, out of the whole sordid mess came a song to the tune of the Kate Smith classic, "There's a Star-Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere." The first verse goes:

In a lonely prison cell in Godless Russia, Where no Bible ever speaks His precious name, Sits the boy who flew the U-2 for his country, So no Pearl Harbor'd ever come again.

If anybody has the rest of the words, I'd be grateful.