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This is for anyone who thinks nuclear armaments will make them safer or stronger:-



I always like to end on a positive note, so here is a rousing, uplifting song, which is guaranteed to cheer you up:-

When you attend a funeral
It is sad to think that sooner or later
Those you love will do the same for you.
And you may have thought it tragic
Not to mention other adjec-
Tives, to think of all the weeping they will do.
But don't you worry...

No more ashes, no more sackcloth
And an armband made of black cloth
Will someday never more adorn a sleeve,
For if the bomb that drops on you
Gets your friends and neighbours too
There'll be nobody left behind to grieve.

And we will all go together when we go
What a comforting fact that is to know.
Universal bereavement, an inspiring achievement
Yes, we all will go together when we go.

We will all go together when we go
All suffused with an incandescent glow.
No one will have the endurance to collect on his insurance
Lloyd's of London will be loaded when they go.

We will all fry together when we fry
We'll be French-fried potatoes by and by.
There will be no more misery when the world is our rotisserie
Yes, we will all fry together when we fry.

We will all bake together when we bake,
There'll be nobody present at the wake.
With complete participation in that grand incineration
Nearly three billion hunks of well-done steak.

We will all char together when we char,
And let there be no moaning of the bar.
Just sing out a Te Deum when you see that ICBM
And the party will be "come as you are".

We will all burn together when we burn,
There'll be no need to stand and wait your turn.
When it's time for the fallout
And Saint Peter calls us all out
We'll just drop our agendas and adjourn.

And we will all go together when we go
Ev'ry Hottentot and ev'ry Eskimo.
When the air becomes uranious, we will all go simultaneous,
Yes we all will go together, when we all go together
Yes, we all will go together when we go.