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Close Your Eyes and Point Your Finger (with lyrics)

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Published on Jan 5, 2015

From 1947, one of a dozen "Little Songs on Big Subjects", about social justice, peace, etc. This very fast patter song is about the equality of blood types, very topical in the wake of Nazis' deadly obsession with supposed purity and superiority of their brand of "blood". This version is in a cover album by The Jesters, 1949; the original album was by The Bachelors, 1947. Lyrics: Hy Zaret (who wrote "Unchained Melody" among many others); music: Lou Singer.

For more information about the "Little Songs...", see

http://www.argosymusiccorp.com/Little...

http://stevecotler.com/tales/2009/03/...

http://stevecotler.com/tales/2011/01/...

Steve Cotler posted the lyrics of "Close Your Eyes.And Point Your Finger (On the Map Just Let it Linger)", reprinted below, as well as in my video.

For more information about the world map shown in the video, see

http://www.genekeyes.com/

and/or this YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD7ED...


Here are the lyrics:

Close your eyes and point your finger,
On the map just let it linger —
Any place you point your finger to,
There’s someone with the same type blood as you!

England, China or Alaska,
Mexico or Madagascar,
Indonesia, Ireland or Peru —
There’s someone with the same type blood as you!

No type of blood is better,
No type of blood is best,
Each type of blood is just as good —
Not better than the rest!

Close your eyes and point your finger,
On the map just let it linger —
Any place you point your finger to,
There’s someone with the same type blood as you!

In the mountains or in the valleys,
Rich hotels or slum-like alleys —
Any place you point your finger to,
There’s someone with the same type blood as you!

Plumbers, bankers, men of science,
Clerks or teachers, dwarfs or giants —
Makes no difference what they are or do,
There’s someone with the same type blood as you!

It may be “A” or “AB”,
It may be “B” or “O”,
Whatever type it may be, sir,
There’s one thing you should know:

Nature has no fav’rite nation,
Color, creed, or occupation —
Any place you point your finger to,
There’s someone with the same type blood as you!

Someday you may be in danger;
Then along will come a stranger
With a bit of blood to pull you through…
A stranger’s blood may save your life for you!

Close your eyes and point your finger,
On the map just let it linger —
Any place you point your finger to,
There’s someone with the same type blood as you!

© 1947 Argosy Music Corporation

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