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Unforgettable harmony


First there was harmony

And there was rhyme

This was our time


Did we have harmony

And that's just about all we had!


A little harmony

And the poverty's not so bad

Thin, we were

Poor as sin in berlin, we were!

Patches on our pants

Mercif'lly, when you're in harmony

You're in a trance

Others went marching

Not us, we'd dance

No one in grodnogubernia

Ever learned to dance like this!


(Believe it or not I was a rabbi before all this started!

In grodnogubernia yet!)

If you're in grodnogubernia

Tell em', this you shouldn't miss!


All arm in arm were we

Well, except when the punches flew

Squabbles, sure

But squabbles don't endure

When there's harmony in the brew

Then did we

Oh, so splendidly blend, did we

Like a spell had come

It was clear

My pals and I could hear

A different drum

Outside they hollered!

But we had…harmony!

In this joint

All encounters with counterpoint

End in harmony

And it's clear

No man's a solo here

Not even me

No solo mio!

No we've got harmony!

When we've got harmony

Then just maybe we've got a chance

Harmony, the best is harmony!

And the rest is a song and dance!

Where you find

You're in harmony

There you find

Shelter in a storm

Every note

A button on the coat

That keeps you warm

Stars have the heavens

But we've got harmony!




Troubles disappear

And what you feel is what you hear

Not what you see!

Yes, first there was


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