ARTIST: Chad Mitchell Trio
TITLE: I Was Not a Nazi Polka
Lyrics

Wenn Sie durch Die Schne Deutschland gehen
Einen gesang werder Sie Hren
Es gibt eine kleine Melodie in Deutschland
Fur fnfzehn oder Zwanzig Jahren

[Spoken]
As you travel through Die Schne Deutschland
(Wenn Sie durch Die Schne Deutschland gehen)
A melody will greet your ears
(Einen gesang werder Sie Hren)
It's a melody that's been around in Deutschland
(Es gibt eine kleine Melodie in Deutschland)
For fifteen to twenty years
(Fur fnfzehn oder Zwanzig Jahren)

Each and every German dances to the strain
Of the I was not a Nazi Polka
All without exception join in the refrain
Of the I was not a Nazi Polka

Goering was a crazy we wanted to deport
Sing the I was not a Nazi Polka
We all thought that Dachau was just a nice resort
Sing the I was not a Nazi Polka

The German is so cultured, he does not like to fight
The peaceful life is what he most enjoys
For years the German people were utterly convinced
I.G. Farben manufactured children's toys

I never shot a Luger or goosed a single step
Sing the I was not a Nazi Polka
Sing the I was not a Nazi Polka
Sing the I was not a Nazi Polka

- Was you not an SS guard?
- I was not an SS guard.
I was not a Nazi Polka
- Did you not love Ilsa Koch?
- I did not love Ilsa Koch.
I was not a Nazi Polka
- Did you not despise the Jews?
- I did not, some of my best friends..
I was not a Nazi Polka
- Did you not think Adolf great?
- I did not, Adolf who?
- Adolf who?
- Ja, Adolf who?
- Fritz, you're putting me on.
- Was bedeutet dieses 'putting me on'?
- Are you kidding me or something?
- Nein, I'm not kidding you. Adolf who?
- Adolf Hitler!
- Should I know him? Is he a folksinger?
- You don't remember?
- Nein, I don't remember him. Who was he?
- Well..

A little man, very mean, very loud and brash
- Mmm-mmm...
Not too tall, he never smiled, wore a black mustache
- Nein, I never heard..
He had a girl, Eva Braun, hair as red as flame
- Ah, ja, ja.
He papered walls for many years till his moment came
- Of course!

He's the one who clapped his hands, went into a dance
When the news came to him that we had conquered France
- That's him
He once said, when our flag proudly was unfurled,
"Today, Germany, tomorrow, the world! (Yeah!) Tomorrow, the world! (Yeah!) Tomorrow the world! (Yeah!) Tomorrow the world! (Yeah! Yeah!)"
- I never heard of him
- Neither did I

To our Israeli allies let us raise a toast
Sing the I was not a Nazi Polka
Sure there were some Nazis, two or three at most
Sing the I was not a Nazi Polka

We tried to throw off Hitler right from the very start
That's what every history book should tell
We hated Heinrich Himmler, Martin Bormann too
We believe as Sherman did that war is hell.. hell.. hell.. hell..
Heil!.. Heil!.. Heil!.. Sieg heil!.. Sieg heil!.. Sieg heil!!

Germans are as gentle as flowers in the spring
Sing the I was not a Nazi Polka
Germans are a people who love to dance and sing
Sing the I was not a Nazi Polka

[Spoken]
Wait a minute! Wait a minute! You there, you are not singing.
You do not like to sing? Tell me, you still have a family in Germany, nicht wahr? Sing!

Sing the I Was Not a Nazi Polka
Sieg heil!



ARTIST: Chad Mitchell Trio
TITLE: Ecumenical March
Lyrics

Sholom Aleichem
Sholom Aleichem

Hava nagila
Hava nagila
Hava nagila venis'mecha

The Vatican has made it official
Us Jews didn't kill Jesus
They shouldn't blame us
We're not responsible
As for me, last night I had my first good night of sleep
In two thousand years

Ecumenically we're acceptable
Oh what a joy to be clean

We're clean, we're clean
The Vatican says we're clean
We're good and sweet
And gentle too
We did no harm to you know who
We're clean, we're clean
The Vatican says we're clean

Mazel Tov!

We'll erase all the old persecution
It wasn't vicious
Just capricious
We'll forget and not fret over what has been
Oh boy what a joy to be clean

We're clean, we're clean
The Vatican says we're clean
We're good and sweet
And gentle too
We did no harm to you know who
We're clean, we're clean
The Vatican says we're clean

Everybody dance!

We'll forgive all the old Inquisition
We won't lament it
They never meant it
We'll be raised and be praised with gentility
Oh gee can't you see we're absolved

Absolved, absolved
The Pope says we're absolved
So take a christian by the hand
And let's all shout "It's grand, it's grand"

Wait a minute.. If we didn't do it, who did?
The puertoricans

Absolved, absolved
The problem is all solved
The Pope says we're absolved



ARTIST: Chad Mitchell Trio
TITLE: We Didn't Know
Lyrics
We didn't know it all
We didn't see a thing
You can't hold us to blame
What could we do?
It was a terrible shame
But we can't bear the blame
Oh no, not us, we didn't know.

We didn't know said the burgermeister
About those camps on the edge of town
It was Hitler and his crew tore the German Nation down
We saw the cattle cars it's true
And maybe they carried a Jew or two
They woke us up as they rattled through
What did you expect me to do?

We didn't know it all
We didn't see a thing
You can't hold us to blame
What could we do?
It was a terrible shame
But we can't bear the blame
Oh no, not us, we didn't know.

We didn't know said the congregation
Singing their hymn in a Church of white
The Press was full of lies about us
Preacher told us we were right
The outside agitators came
They burned some Churches and they put
The blame on decent Southern names
To set our colored folks aflame
Maybe some of our boys got hot
And a couple of niggers and reds got shot
They should have stayed where they belong
Preacher would have told us if we'd done wrong.

We didn't know it all
We didn't see a thing
You can't hold us to blame
What could we do?
It was a terrible shame
But we can't bear the blame
Oh no, not us, we didn't know.

We didn't know said the puzzled voter
Watching the President on TV
I guess we gotta drop those bombs
If we're gonna keep South Asia free
The President's such a peaceful man
I guess he's got some kind of plan
They say we're torturing prisoners of war
But I don't believe that stuff no more
Torturing prisoners is a Communist game
And you can bet they're doing the same
I wish this war were over and through
But what do you expect me to do?


We didn't know it all
We didn't see a thing
You can't hold us to blame
What could we do?
It was a terrible shame
But we can't bear the blame
Oh no, not us, we didn't know.