"An African Song (Whimaway)" lyrics - THE CHAD MITCHELL TRIO

"An African Song (Whimaway)"

The question is, are the Africans and Africa prepared for independence?
Do they have enough delinquents among their juvenile descendants?
Can they fill their air with smog enough, their rivers with pollutions?
Are the citizens evolved enough for mental institutions?
Are they smart enough to know enough to regulate their taxes so the poor
Can pay the rich to keep the poor flat on their axes?
Do they know how to destroy what they produce for their enjoyment?
Or employ enough machines to keep employees from employment?
Have the natives the intelligence, the native wisdom, or the dexterity
To establish atom bases as the base of their prosperity?
In essence, have we morally the right to even plan to let the backward
Nations join the brotherhood of men?