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Thread #150286   Message #3510258
Posted By: Jim Dixon
29-Apr-13 - 01:25 PM
Thread Name: Songs About Thatcher
Subject: Lyr Add: MORE TEA, MARGARET (Robb Johnson)
As I was transcribing this, I had a hard time figuring out where to put the line breaks. Ordinarily I would like to make every verse have the same number of lines, every line end with a rhyming word, and corresponding lines in different verses have the same number of syllables (or at least beats), etc., but sometimes you can't impose that kind of regularity on a song because it doesn't exist. Good luck to anyone who tries to figure out where to put the chord changes.


MORE TEA, MARGARET?
As sung by Robb Johnson on "Margaret Thatcher: My Part in Her Downfall" (a 4-CD set, 2009)

More tea, Margaret?
And would you like one lump or six?
With your conviction politics,
You'd prob'ly want the whole bowl
And all the milk too.
My, my! Now don't we look the part?
Shameless in red like some old—aunt,
Dead bodies buried in your handbag.

More tea, Margaret?
Won't you tell us once again
About your time at Number Ten
You and all those famous men.
Kiss and tell!
There was Ronnie Reagan, Margaret.
Yes, but you also gave your hand to
Botha, Augusto, and Saddam, too,
Men now who no one understands,
Like you did.

More tea, Margaret?
Tell us those tales that make us gasp
Of how you broke the working class
Upon ten thousand picket lines
With all your laws, Margaret,
You and your boot boys dressed in blue.
Oh, those wicked things you used to do,
Margaret, you broke this nation's heart in two,
Didn't you?

More tea, Margaret?