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Thread #72951 Message #1264029
Posted By: John in Brisbane
04-Sep-04 - 02:35 AM
Thread Name: Joe Glazer - Ballads for Sectarians
Subject: RE: Joe Glazer - Ballads for Sectarians
On 12 December 1972 I'd finished playing a gig and went to a celebratory party at the home of a successful MP. Labor had won its first Federal election in 23 years. There was a pianist there playing all sorts of workers songs. One was a parody of the Communists/Socialists anthem which included "..while lying there in sweet repose, a breath of wind blew off her clothes...". The tune is also used for a Christmas carol, but be blowed if I can remember the name of it! Is it '______ Tree'?
The tune should be easy - anyone know the parody?
PS Joe, the reason I thought of this was because your Trotsky song could (possibly) be shoe-horned into the chorus.