VIENNA

All Vienna was waltzing
As the night came to fold
The moon painting portraits
That you bought for gold
And Strauss echoed sentiments
We shared; caught in truth
And all of Vienna waltzed about you

O you looked a Prussian
Glinting out on parade
The streets of Vienna
And the conquests you made
From thundering Wagnerian
Overtures we drew
All of Vienna would waltz about you

And Strauss rallied Austria,
On to your call
While I pressed my Scotch-Irish
Self to the wall
And just a Germanic tradition
Would do
While all of Vienna waltzed about you

O somehow the Wagnerian
Strength is a dream
There's a black-angry current
Running beneath
All Germany's darkened
And Prussia fell thru'
While all of Vienna waltzed about you

My Luftwaffe pilot
My dusky-eyed lover
If only a time
Would trade for another
And if you would just dance,
Why then; I would too
And all of Vienna waltzed about you

I saw Strauss and Wagner
In a book-store café
But noticed it not;
For you were away
And Austria's far enough
To make it a truth
So all of Vienna will waltz about you