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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Little Help from the French

I got by with a little help from the Beatles.

George Washington and Ben Franklin
discuss the American war efforts prior to
Franklin’s latest diplomatic appeal to
France’s King Louis XVI…

George: Ben, is it true? Tell me, what will we do?
The whole army’s awaiting its pay!
Our money’s all gone and they’ve waited so long
They could walk out on us any day!

Ben: Hey, we’ll get by with a little help from the French
No, they won't whine with a little help from the French
We'll be fine with a little help from the French

George: Why should they help? We’re no more than a whelp
While the French have existed for years.
Ben: King George is a twit – they don’t like him one bit
And they'll help just to pin back his ears!

Yeah, we’ll get by with a little help from the French
He’ll comply with a little help from the French
We’ll rely on a little help from the French

George: We can’t beat anybody!
Ben: The French want George the Third’s blood.
George: Our success has been spotty…
Ben: But France can give us a shove .

George: Are you so sure that a loan is the cure?
Ben: They’ll provide us with soldiers as well.
George: We’re gonna need guns or we’ll be overrun—
Ben: Hey, King Louie’s a pretty soft sell…

Look, we’ll get by with a little help from the French
We’ll be fine with a little help from the French
He’ll comply with a little help from the French
By July with a little help from the French
With a little help from the French!

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