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Genie 06 Nov 01 - 10:50 PM
Joe Offer 06 Nov 01 - 11:08 PM
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Subject: WTO Song (Don't Fence Me In)
From: Genie
Date: 06 Nov 01 - 10:50 PM

I found this parody buried in one of the Don't Fence Me In threads, and I did not find it in a DT search or as a separate thread, so I thought I'd post it here, so more folks can see it. (It was submitted by Karen Jonason, May, 2001.

The WTO Song (The second verse was written by my choir leader to make it relevant to the UK.)

Oh give me land lots of land lots of cash and lots of power,
Don't fence me in.
Don't you say I can't pay workers 20 cents an hour,
Don't fence me in.
I think it's cute to pollute, and so if your nation
Bans my toxic product without compensation,
I can turn and sue you for expropriation.
Don't fence me in

Just turn me loose don't you question an investment that I make in any land.
Don't introduce any laws I have to follow but the laws they call supply and
demand The world's a big casino and I want to play, so
Leave me here to speculate because I say so.
I don't care if it crashes like the peso.
Don't fence me in.

Oh give me GATTs, because that's what I need for full control.
Don't fence me in.
I'll be made if I can trade all the services you've sold.
Don't fence me in.
I want your trains and your drains and privatisation
Of health care, of prisons and of education.
It's all in the cause of globalisation.
Don't fence me in.

Double you tee oh, these 3 letters spell unfettered trade and ought to be your pride.
When folks say no to your decisions your can tell them that it's not theirs to decide,
So hand me command just the way I've stated.
I can make your job a lot less complicated.
Don't you think democracy is overrated?
Don't fence me in.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: WTO Song (Don't Fence Me In)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Nov 01 - 11:08 PM

Hi, Genie - usually, it's best if things are posted only once. Songs are generally easier to find if they're in threads with related information (and with a more specific title on the individual message). Songs that get posted alone in threads, often live a short and lonely life.
It's kind of an interesting song, but I passed it up and didn't harvest it for the Digital Tradition. Maybe Jim Dixon or Susan of DT will harvest it, but I passed it by.
-Joe Offer-

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