Observation for Now

They say in the next twenty years we’re going to merge with computer chips to cure aging and become immortal. Who wants an eternity of being a machine?

-- Marisha Pessl

Monday, April 02, 2012

The "Man from U.N.C.L.E." Theme Has Lyrics!

Yes, Jerry Goldsmith's dynamite theme to the TV show The Man from U.N.C.L.E. DOES have lyrics.  They are kind of like the lyrics to the original Star Trek, in that they weren't performed on the show at any time.

Music by Jerry Goldsmith, lyrics by Ernie Sheldon.  Ladies and germs, I present to you, sheet music!

Here is a transcription of the written words:

Come when he calls you, young man,
U.N.C.L.E. is calling.
Kiss her goodbye now,
You’ve got to fly now.
Don’t keep him waiting, young man,
U.N.C.L.E. is calling.

Trouble is brewing,
Drop what you’re doing,
U.N.C.L.E. is calling, young man.

             Thrushes in the trees
             Sing deadly melodies.
             Go where he calls you, young man,
             U.N.C.L.E.’s calling.

Where there is danger,
You are no stranger,
U.N.C.L.E. is calling, young man.

Not very inspiring, huh?  You can imagine ol' "Velvet Fog" Mel Torme crooning the words.

(image from an old FILES Magazine)

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