Assassin’s Lullaby, from Assassins (Day 118)

Well, it was fun to visit a kindergarten in Chester County yesterday, but the grim business of Presidential assassination remains unfinished. Today’s clip is called Assassin’s Lullaby, and the singer is Catherine “Casey” Roberts, from the 1979 Theater Express production.

Sleep well, my pet,
You’ll get yours yet.
You’ll make your mommy proud.
You’ll be a hero
Instead of a zero,
You’ll stand out from the crowd.
When you get bigger,
You’ll pull on that trigger,
An act they won’t forget.
Sleep well, my pet.
Don’t fuss, don’t fret,
We’ll see if we can’t make a man of you yet.

It takes a man
To kill a man,
Your mommy knows it’s true.
You need your rest
To do your best.
You’ve got a job to do.
When you get bigger,
You’ll pull on that trigger.
You’ll be a man-sized threat.
Sleep well, my pet.
Don’t fuss, don’t fret,
We’ll see if we can’t make a man of you yet.
We’ll see if we can’t make a man of you yet.

The idea of manhood and manliness figures prominently in the psychology of Assassins, and today’s song is one of several that explores that territory. This particular song is sung by a chanteuse in a dive bar called the Neptune Cafe, where the fictional assassin “G” has been summoned for a mysterious meeting. More on the outcome of that rendezvous tomorrow! In the meantime, if you’ve got the time, check out one of the links to a random post on the right – there’s lots of songs there from the past 117 days just waiting to be discovered!

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