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In 1934, the National Conference for Christians and Jews declared the third week of February to be National Brotherhood Week. Tom Lehrer wrote a hilarious song about it in 1965, and Foundring updated some of the lyrics in 2022. Please forgive the mistakes, lyrics and chords are below.
Guitar: Taylor 814ce Audio recorder: Zoom H6 Vocals microphone: SM7B Guitar microphone: SM81 Cameras: GoPro 10, 3 x Go Pro 9
Lyrics and chords: E B7 Oh the white folks hate the black folks B7 E And the black folks hate the white folks E A To hate all but the right folks B7 E Is an old established rule A E But during National Brotherhood Week, National Brotherhood Week B7 E There’s Georgie Floyd and Sheriff Derek dancing cheek to cheek A E It's fun to eulogize the people you despise B7 E As long as you don't let them in your school E B7 Oh the poor folks hate the rich folks B7 E And the rich folks hate the poor folks E A All of my folks hate all of your folks B7 E It's American as apple pie A E But during National Brotherhood Week, National Brotherhood Week B7 E New Yorkers won’t enforce the jab to enter their boutiques A E Come give an elbow bump to every single chump B7 E You can hold your breath until they’re gone E B7 oh the straight folks hate the gay folks B7 E and the gay folks hate the straight folks E A better hurry procreate folks B7 E ‘cause the furries are on the rise A E But during National Brotherhood Week, National Sisterhood Week B7 E we remember 47 genders ‘cause we’re very chic A E step up and shake the hand of someone you can’t stand B7 E you can tolerate them if you try E B7 Oh the Protestants hate the Catholics B7 E And the Catholics hate the Protestants E A And the Hindus hate the Muslims B7 E And everybody hates the Jews A E But during National Brotherhood Week, National Brotherhood Week B7 E It's National Everyone Smile At One Another-hood Week A E Be nice to people who are inferior to you B7 E It's only for a week so have no fear F#7 B7 E Be grateful that it doesn't last all year!