Song Lyric Sunday 28th June

For today, June 28, Jim has given us the theme of  Cool/Freeze/Heat/Melt.
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Looking at some of the early selections, I’ve gone a bit off the wall here.
“Melting Pot” is the 1969 debut single from UK pop group Blue Mink.
All week I have had this song on my mind, something that was played forever on the radio when it was first released in 1969, but did you know………………………

“”
Fifty years after it reached the Top Ten, Blue Mink’s smash hit Melting Pot has been banned from the airwaves.

The broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has ruled that the 1969 Number Three song is ‘racist’ and too ‘offensive’ for modern audiences.

Which is pretty hilarious, given that it was intended to celebrate racial integration, and featured the fabulous black American singer Madeline Bell alongside Roger Cook, who co-wrote it with his regular songwriting partner Roger Greenaway.”” (source)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HHT_V294Co

Lyrics courtesy 45RPMSingles

Take a pinch of white man
Wrap him 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, yeah
You know you lump it all together
And 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 enough enough to take
The world and all its got
And keep it stirring for a hundred years or more
And turn out coffee coloured people by the score

Rabbis and the friars
Vishnus and the gurus
We got the Beatles or the Sun God
Well it really doesn’t matter what religion you choose
And be thankful little Mrs. Graceful
You know that livin’ could be tasteful
We should all get together in a lovin machine
I think I’ll 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 enough enough to take
The world and all its got
And keep it stirring for a hundred years or more
And turn out coffee coloured people by the score

Madeline Bell at her best

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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12 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday 28th June

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Always loved this song and the lyrics and music not surprised it’s been banned everyone is too precious these days and no the words are not politically correct but WTF they are perfect words for their message. . Love it Di love it💜💜💜💜

  2. Doesn’t sound particularly racist to me. Rather the opposit. 🙋‍♀️🐝

  3. It is a nice song Di, but I am sure “yellow Chinkees” would be offensive to many Asians. Melt is not an easy prompt and you did a great job with this song.

  4. John Holton says:

    I remember having an album of theirs, but can’t remember anything on it.

  5. Carol anne says:

    Oh! this one is a good one! I’m too young to remember it though but this was my first time hearing it! 😀

  6. New-to-me but I enjoyed it – still a relative message for today…unfortunately. 👍

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