On this date, little Sputnik was shot into space
Just one shot, of many, in a war-proxy race
There were thousands, or millions, who were all losing sleep
Cos an object above them was going “beep…beep…”
There were others, of course, who were not so entranced–
When they heard the “beep…beep…” they just got up and danced.
Louis Prima, “Beep! Beep!”, recorded 1957. Lyrics, if you want.
In honor of Sputnik, launched this day (October 4) in 1957.