Dagafsluiter: Sail Away

De hypocrisie van de American Dream geïllustreerd door het verkooppraatje van een slavenhandelaar. Sommige mensen ontging de ironie volledig, al zou de term ‘wog’ (roetmop) je eigenlijk toch aan het denken moeten zetten. De song is vaak gecoverd, maar niemand was in staat dezelfde vermoeide, ironische toon aan te slaan als Newman zelf.

In America you’ll get food to eat
Won’t have to run through the jungle
And scuff up your feet
You’ll just sing about Jesus and drink wine all day
It’s great to be an American

Ain’t no lions or tigers ain’t no mamba snake
Just the sweet watermelon and the buckwheat cake
Everybody is as happy as a man can be
Climb aboard little wog sail away with me

Sail away sail away
We will cross the mighty ocean into Charleston Bay
Sail away-sail away
We will cross the mighty ocean into Charleston Bay

In America every man is free
To take care of his home and his family
You’ll be as happy as a monkey in a monkey tree
You’re all gonna be an American

Sail away sail away
We will cross the mighty ocean into Charleston Bay
Sail away-sail away
We will cross the mighty ocean into Charleston Bay

 

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