Be a dear world and get well soon

On December 26, 2019, composer/lyricist Jerry Herman died. Herman was most famous for writing the music and lyrics for the musicals "Hello, Dolly!" and "La Cage aux Folles."

But in 1968, he wrote a now-forgotten show called "Dear World," based on The Madwoman of Chaillot.

And it featured the following title song:

It is almost breathtaking how much this song applies to our current situation - not just the coronavirus crisis, but the climate crisis as well.

If only Jerry Herman had lived to see his song take on this meaning.

CLOSING QUESTION (Leave your answers in the comments)

Do you think this song should be played at climate strikes/rallies or other protest events?

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  1. While I do agree it would be a great anthem for environmental issues, it is definitely appropriate for all of us right now. I am surprised others (everyday people and/or companies) have not thought to sing/use this fitting song. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

  2. Good stuff! I noticed you don’t have a bio page on this blog.


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