(May 6, 2015): Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry, Be Happy

From the 1988 album, Simple Pleasures.  I recently had occasion to recall how in 1995, John Bonine thought it’d be a good idea to use this song to put environmental advocacy lyrics too at an Annual Meeting of the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide.  This is what I came up with.

THE E‑LAW SONG

Gov’ments, industry never rest
So we defend public interest

Don’t Worry
Be Happy

When polluters start their quest
We demand an EIS

Don’t Worry
Be Happy

Governments, they say wait, wait, wait
We don’t wait ‑‑ we litigate

Don’t Worry
Be Happy

Haz’dous waste produced by ton
We ask court for injuction

Don’t Worry
Be Happy

We all want world to wake up ‑‑ see
It’s ok to sue for tree

Don’t Worry
Be Happy

Polluters, industry pretty sly
But we nab them with FOI

Dont’t Worry
Be Happy

MNCs and MDBs
We keep under close scrut’ny

Don’t Worry
Be Happy

When polluters try a SLAPP
That’s when we attack ’em back

Don’t Worry
Be Happy

E‑LAW folks ‑‑ they all know
Sharing info is our role

Don’t Worry
Be Happy

We type email, off it goes
Around the planet to amigos

Don’t Worry
Be Happy

Success of one, is of total
Amigos are family, best of all

Don’t Worry
Be Happy

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