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Thread #150286   Message #3510319
Posted By: Jim Dixon
29-Apr-13 - 08:19 PM
Thread Name: Songs About Thatcher
Subject: Lyr Add: I'LL DANCE ON YOUR GRAVE, MRS THATCHER
I'LL DANCE ON YOUR GRAVE, MRS THATCHER
As sung by John McCullagh on "I'll Dance on Your Grave, Mrs Thatcher" (2009)

1. Just a lad of sixteen summers
When the mining gates locked,
I stood there with my brothers,
Some with their rifles cocked.
"Just hold onto your shirts, my boys.
This is going the whole way."
"Don't you worry," was the answer back.
"We're with you, Arthur, all the way."

CHORUS: So we'll dance; yes, we'll dance.
We'll dance on your grave, Mrs Thatcher.
We'll dance; yes, we'll dance.
We'll dance on your grave, Mrs Thatcher.

2. She had come well prepared
With the coal that she'd amassed.
Every day she'd try to break us down,
Take the flag down from the mast,
But we stood there all united,
Except the scabs down from the south,
With their cries for a ballot,
Taking food from our kids' mouths. CHORUS

3. For twenty years now since it came and went
"But what for?" I hear you say.
'Cause for our right to earn a living wage
In this country it's the only way.
You talk to me about your union jack.
You ask me why I'm not proud.
That's because it killed my father,
And can't you see that that's not allowed? CHORUS