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Take a pinch of white man
Wrap it up in black skin
Add a touch of blue blood
And a little bitty bit of Red Indian boy

Curly Latin kinkies
Mixed with yellow Chinkees
If you lump it all together
Well, you got a recipe for a get along scene
Oh, what a beautiful dream
If it could only come true, you know, you know

What we need is a great big melting pot
Big enough to take the world and all it's got
And keep it stirring for a hundred years or more
And turn out coffee colored people by the score

Rabbis and the Friars
Vishnus and the Gurus
You got the Beatles or the Sun God, it's true
Well, it really doesn't matter what religion you choose
No, no no

Making Lady Favor
Mrs. Graceful
You know that livin' could be tasteful
We should all get together in a lovin' machine
I better call up the Queen
It's only fair that she knows, you know, you know

What we need is a great big melting pot
Big enough to take the world and all it's got
And keep it stirring for a hundred years or more
And turn out coffee colored people by the score

What we need, what we need is a great big melting pot
Big enough, big enough, big enough
To take the world and all it's got
And keep it stirring for a hundred years or more
And turn out coffee colored people by the score

What we need is a great big melting pot
Big enough, big enough, big enough
To take the world and all it's got
And keep it stirring for a hundred years or more
And turn out coffee colored people by the score

What we need is a great big melting pot
Big enough, big enough, big enough
To take the world and all it's got
Keep it stirring for a hundred years or more



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    UnregisteredSep 4, 2012 at 8:26 pm
    Reply to unregistered on jan 31st 2012 12:19 am
    You have hit the nail right on the head there. The united nations ''lima declaration and foundation of globalization' signed by nearly every government in the world, has been implemented by every successive government since its implementation in the early 1970s, without the consent or knowledge of the people. It is an uncomfortable thought that whoever is driving this change behind the scenes of the un and the world banking cartels has such power that they can control the worlds governments and impose this declaration by stealth while keeping it concealed from the public. This declaration is the foundation for world totalitarianism one world government and interdependence, and the endgame is nearing its conclusion.
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    UnregisteredSep 4, 2012 at 7:51 pm
    This is an iconic song of its time, but would be looked on as politically incorrect today. In fact it would probably be banned, as freedom of speech and expression is no longer tolerated as it was then. The writer tries to get across the message that by accepting everyone's different colour, religious belief and the whole world integrating into 'one people' and 'turning out coffee colored people by the score, and it really doesn't matter what religion you choose', you get
    A recipe for a get along scene. Sadly it is just what it says in the next line. 'oh, what a beautiful dream'. The song is very naive really, as the reality of the real world is that even if everyone were the same colour and religion, there will always be some people who think they are more equal than others, and think they have the right to take charge and tell everyone else what they should think and do. The ussr and communism proved this fact. As george orwell wrote in his famous novel 'animal farm', which was a parody of the ussr and communism in general, 'all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others'. Equality, just as communism or fascism does not occur naturally, it has to be enforced on the people and it then becomes oppressive and resented.

    Ed
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    UnregisteredApr 14, 2012 at 12:38 am
    I am black and this song was from my genaration, i grew up singing along o this but in hindsite i am sure the writers of this song are embarrassed by it and would have changed some of the lyrics if they were writing it today,
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    UnregisteredJul 3, 2014 at 4:38 pm
    I see a sea of colours, I see them every day. Am I wrong in indicating which colours change or stay? Is being Obvious rude? or is being ignorant? what is best? learn to laugh at our own selves and emphasize with the rest. I see a sea of Colours, I see them every day. don't tell me I'm racist because I laugh at words they say. We all are walking, talking, learning and adapting. we all need to merge together and never hesitant in our interacting. I see a sea of Colours, pigments of clothes and skin; but i never ever forget that we all end and begin. If I say your blue and you say I am green, are we not merely confirming what we've seen? To laugh about the intolenrances of old but understanding the feelings and the soul. Not to impede or impose or stereotype, to brush off the words defend and fight. We are all equal, We are all human. Whether White, black, brown, pink, yellow or blue men. I see a sea of Colours, differences that are superficial . I'd rather wager intentions on something deeper then a past prejudicial.

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    UnregisteredFeb 4, 2012 at 9:08 pm
    I was a similar age to the group when this came out. It simply said we're all the same irrespective of colour or religion. We were far more incorporated then. We were also far more tolerant. The namby-pamby "political correctness" had not been invented and nicknames regarding colour were normal between friends.

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