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Lyr Req: When the Red Revolution Comes

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AIR CORPS LAMENT
ARSON, RAPE, AND BLOODY MURDER
BALLAD OF 5.60
BATTLE HYMN OF LT. CALLEY
BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC
BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLICAN
BLOOD ON THE RISERS (GORY, GORY)
CLIMBER'S GORY
CLIMBER'S GORY II
GLORY HOW PECULIAR
GORY, GORY (SKI)
JOHN BROWN'S BABY
JOHN BROWN'S BODY
JOHN BROWN'S PENIS
MACV MARCHING SONG
MARCHING SONG OG THE FIRST ARKANSAS (U.S.C.T.)
MARY ANN MCCARTHY
PINK PAJAMAS
SOLIDARITY FOREVER
THE AIR SCOUTS SONG
THE BUGS MARCHED DOWN THE AISLE
THE BURNING OF THE SCHOOL
THE CHARGE ON MOTHER JONES
THE DRAPES OF ROTH
THE HARTLEY BILL (or the Bosses Solidarity song)
THE JOY OF LOCOMOTION
TONGUE TWISTER
WE ARE FREE!
YOU CAN TELL A FIGHTER PILOT


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Subject: Lyr Req: When the Red Revolution Comes
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 Jun 10 - 10:58 PM

I came across this post from Tug the Cox, and it intrigued me:
    Thread #130167   Message #2927444
    Posted By: Tug the Cox
    14-Jun-10 - 08:32 AM
    Thread Name: BS: Time to sell the royal residences
    Subject: RE: BS: Time to sell the royal residences

    First verse of 'Free Beer for the all workers' Sung to the tune of John brown's Body.
    'They're turning Buckingham Palace into a public lavatory ( *3)
    And we'll all piss up the wall.


And that led me to this post from Adrienal:
    Thread #95605   Message #1860881
    Posted By: GUEST,Adrianel
    16-Oct-06 - 08:45 PM
    Thread Name: John Brown's Body
    Subject: John Brown's Body

    Here are two challenges. I believe the tune of "John Brown's Body" is the most used for other sets of words. Here are three off the top of my head (I may well be back to add more later; my memory is OK, but recall speed has slowed down):

    The Red Revolution

    We'll make Brigitte Bardot take her clothes off every day,
    We'll make Brigitte Bardot take her clothes off every day,
    We'll make Brigitte Bardot take her clothes off every day,
    When the red revolution comes.
    chorus:
    Free beer for all the workers,
    Free beer for all the workers,
    Free beer for all the workers,
    When the red revolution comes.

    We'll make Lady Docker sweep the steps of Transport House, (3x)
    When the red revolution comes.
    (chorus)

    and many other verses. Ask someone over 60 to explain Lady Docker to you...


And this post from Bert:
    Thread #2014   Message #7332
    Posted By: Bert Hansell
    24-Jun-97 - 12:36 PM
    Thread Name: ...hung Jeff Davis from a sour apple tree..
    Subject: When the Red Revolution Comes ^^

    Back in the Fifties in England we used to sing (to the tune of Battle Hymn of the Republic)....
    We'll hang Anthony Eden from a sour apple tree
    We'll hang Anthony Eden from a sour apple tree
    We'll hang Anthony Eden from a sour apple tree
    When the red revolution comes

    Free beer for all the workers
    Free beer for all the workers
    Free beer for all the workers
    When the red revolution comes

    We'll make Hugh Gaitskell scrub the steps of Transport House etc. etc...

    And I know my Dad used to sing a version for the politicians of his era with someone having to "do the cooking for the kids" and someone else having to "do the washing for the boys".
    Folk music is alive and well.

    Bert ^^


And this entry in the Digital Tradition:
    ARSON, RAPE, AND BLOODY MURDER

    We'll make Eleanor Roosevelt use a Brooklyn accent when she speaks
    We'll make Eleanor Roosevelt use a Brooklyn accent when she speaks
    We'll make Eleanor Roosevelt use a Brooklyn accent when she speaks,
    When the Red Revolution comes!

    CHO:
    Arson, rape, and bloody murder!
    Arson, rape, and bloody murder!
    Arson, rape, and bloody murder!
    When the Red revolution comes!


    And this one about Adlai Stevenson:
    We'll make Stevenson write speeches for the people's commissar (3X) When the Red
    Revolution comes!
    CHORUS

    And on and on. Make 'em up as you go along. DRO


    They taught us a lot of verses back in '67, when I was over in Ireland for the f
    irst time. The only ones I remember are:
    We'll make Ian Paisley join the IRA...
    We'll make Winston Churchill a big pimple on his nose...
    and
    We'll make Mr. Khrushchev chief man of the Vatican...
    WH

    Back in the Fifties in England we used to sing (to the tune of Battle Hymn of th
    e Republic)....
    We'll hang Anthony Eden from a sour apple tree
    We'll hang Anthony Eden from a sour apple tree
    We'll hang Anthony Eden from a sour apple tree
    When the red revolution comes

    Free beer for all the workers
    Free beer for all the workers
    Free beer for all the workers
    When the red revolution comes

    We'll make Hugh Gaitskell scrub the steps of Transport House etc. etc...

    And I know my Dad used to sing a version for the politicians of his era with som
    eone having to "do the cooking for the kids" and someone else having to "do the
    washing for the boys".
    Folk music is alive and well. BH


    @parody @humor
    filename[ ARSONRAP
    TUNE FILE: JOHNBRWN
    CLICK TO PLAY
    DRO WH BH
    Apr01
So, are there other verses, stories?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Red Revolution Comes
From: Mark Ross
Date: 14 Jun 10 - 11:46 PM

"We will make Winston Churchill smoke a Woodbine" every day(3X)
When the revolution comes."

I think I saw this in The YPSL Songbook around '63 of '64.

Mark Ross



*Woodbines were cheap working class cigarettes, probably familiar to some of those 'Catters across the pond.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Red Revolution Comes
From: Paul Burke
Date: 15 Jun 10 - 02:52 PM

Churchill's cigar censored in a display in a London museum!

Is nothing scared?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Red Revolution Comes
From: Joe_F
Date: 15 Jun 10 - 06:21 PM

During W.W. I (according to my mother, who was a little girl then), it was Kaiser Wilhelm who was to be hanged to a sour apple tree.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Red Revolution Comes
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 15 Jun 10 - 07:50 PM

We're turning Buckingham Palace into a public lavatory *3
And we'll all piss up the wall.

ch.. Free beer for all the workers *3
When the Red revolution comes along.

they're making Winston Churchill smoke a woodbine every day *3
When the Red revolution comes along.

They're making Prince Philip play polo on a Bike etc

Theyre making Edward Heath sail the Atlantic in a Canoe ( obviously a verse of its time)

Probably some more that I've forgotten!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Red Revolution Comes
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Mar 13 - 07:31 AM

I remember the Churchill verse, and "We'll make Princess Margaret sell French letters in the Strand"

("French letters" are condoms, the Strand a street in central London).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Red Revolution Comes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 19 Mar 13 - 07:52 AM

The chorus when we used to sing it was

"Murder treason rape and arson
When the red revolution comes"

The first verse was

"We'll make Monty Burton wear a fifty shilling suit"

Now much dated: ref to two now defunct rival high street cheap clothes outlets called Montague Burton Ltd and The Fifty Shilling Tailors. Those were the days!, when you could get a suit for two pound ten shillings, ie £2½.

FWIW I had a couple of Montague Burton suits made in my 1950s student days, for 12 guineas each IIRC: they were actually excellent value! Also got my first Dinner Jacket {'tuxedo'} suit there for Cambridge May Balls &c. I think Burtons still exist under another name ~~ Arcadia or some such. If of interest, see wiki entries under Sir Montague Burton, Burton Clothing, Fifty Shilling Tailors (who became John Collier at one time).

~M~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Red Revolution Comes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 19 Mar 13 - 07:55 AM

According to wiki, a well-known phrase derives thence ~~

"After World War II Montague Burton offered men the chance to buy a full suit, comprising jacket, trousers, waistcoat, shirt and underwear, which together became known as 'The Full Monty'"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Red Revolution Comes
From: G-Force
Date: 19 Mar 13 - 08:04 AM

This used to be our unofficial school song. Any master with something distinctive about him had a verse of his own, e.g. for one who used to dish out a lot of detentions: "we'll make old ... stay from 4 o'clock to 5", or for a rather overweight one: "we'll stick a mast on ... and we'll float him down the Thames".

I seem to remember the chorus went: "glory, glory, what a hell of a way to die" etc.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Red Revolution Comes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 19 Mar 13 - 08:13 AM

I think, G-Force, you may be confusing two different songs to that tune [we once had a thread on all the different songs sung to this tune]. The 'helluva way to die' chorus, IIRC, properly speaking went with the one that began "He'd like to find the WAAF [Women's Auxiliary Air Force member] who left her handbag in his 'chute, For he won't go jumping any more"; a later verse went, quite graphically, "They scraped him off the tarmac like a lump of strawberry jam, For he won't..."

Not saying that this chorus hadn't drifted by folk process into the other song when you sang it; but not quite so apposite there, eh?

~M~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Red Revolution Comes
From: G-Force
Date: 19 Mar 13 - 08:31 AM

Yes, I used to wonder about that.


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