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    Molokov & Diplomats:
    No one can deny that
    These are difficult times.
    No one can deny that
    These are difficult times.

    Molokov: [Spoken]
    Miss Vassy.

    Florence: [Spoken]
    Mr. Molokov.

    Diplomats:
    It’s the U.S. versus U.S.S.R.
    Yet we more or less are.

    No one can deny that
    These are difficult times.

    To our credit putting all that aside
    We have swallowed our pride.

    These are very dangerous,
    And difficult times.

    Florence:
    It really doesn’t matter
    Who comes on top.

    Molokov:
    Who gets the chop.

    Molokov & Diplomats:
    No one’s way of life
    Is threatened
    By a flop.
    But we’re going to
    Smash that bastard.
    Make him wanna
    Change his name.
    Take him to the cleaners
    And devastate him,
    Wipe him out,
    Humiliate him.
    We don’t want
    The whole world saying
    “They can’t even win a game.”

    Walter:
    We have never reckoned
    On coming second.

    Molokov:
    There’s no use in
    Losing.
    It’s the red flag up against
    Stars and stripes,
    But we’re peace-loving types.

    Diplomats:
    No one can deny that
    These are difficult times.

    Florence:
    It’s a sweet
    Hail-fellow-well-met
    Affair.

    Walter:
    For both eagle and bear.

    Diplomats:
    These are very dangerous
    And difficult times.

    Molokov:
    For those who say that
    This is not a friendly clash–
    Don’t be so rash.
    I assure you, comrades,
    That is balderdash.

    Molokov & Dilpomats:
    What a load of
    Whingeing peasants!
    Thinking they can win–
    They can’t!
    What an exhibition
    Of self-delusion.
    This one’s a forgone
    Conclusion.
    But enough of all this beating
    Round the bushes of detente.
    We intend to collar
    The Yankee dollar.
    We shall thrash them!

    All:
    Trash them!

    Molokov:
    How good to feel that
    As this great event begins
    It underpins
    Our quest for peace–
    The bonds of common interest
    Of East and West.

    All:
    As long as our man wins.
    As long as our man wins.