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Thread #22972   Message #4102744
Posted By: Matthew Edwards
19-Apr-21 - 07:02 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Greensleeves - parodies
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Greensleeves - parodies
Cameron’s Lament (Greensleeves parody)

Alas! The press has done me wrong,
And treated me discourteously,
Greensill should have made me rich,
I had shares in the company.

Greensill was all my joy,
Greensill was my delight,
Greensill was my purse of gold,
And who’d make me rich but Greensill?

In my shepherd’s hut I dreamed of wealth,
I lobbied for contracts extensively,
The Chancellor and Minister of Health,
Sunak and Hancock listened to me.

Alas! My dreams were all in vain,
Now Greensill lies in bankruptcy,
I’ve reflected on my conduct again,
And I’m sure I acted honestly.

I’ve kept my silence for so long,
I hope you won’t think ill of me,
I’m sure I never have done wrong
I acted for chumocracy.

Matthew Edwards 13 April 2021

The Greensill references are to a British political affair involving the former UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, who lobbied ministers on behalf of Greensill Bank which has gone bankrupt. Greensill Lobbying Scandal