The Eagles won the Super Bowl
So Donald Trump invited them
To visit but they took a poll
And said, “No, thanks,” to him.
For them it was about free speech,
For Donald Trump, about the flag.
The President thought he would preach
But then he hit a snag.
Trump gave a sermon on respect
About how everyone must stand
Before the flag; don’t genuflect.
Then they struck up the band.
They played the Anthem, voices rang.
But, if you watched the sing-along,
Then you could see, as Donald sang,
He did not know the song.
They tried again with Irving’s song. (1)
“God Bless America,” it goes.
But Donald also got that wrong.
He started, then he froze.
The emperor led his parade,
The drums kept time and horns would toot.
His uniform was all charade,
It was his birthday suit. (2)(3)
- “God Bless America” was written by Irving Berlin, a Russian Jewish immigrant, in 1918, then revised in 1938. Perhaps its most famous recording is by Kate Smith. Her many performances of it may have given rise to the expression, “It ain’t over ‘til the fat lady sings.”
- See, “The Emperor’s New Clothes” by Hans Christian Andersen.
- See also, “History doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes,” often attributed to Mark Twain but the provenance is doubtful.