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Lyr Add: Public Service Privatise-eers!

The Fooles Troupe 25 Mar 11 - 04:39 AM
Joe Offer 25 Mar 11 - 01:48 PM
Sandra in Sydney 25 Mar 11 - 10:22 PM
GUEST,Canberra Chris (as guest) 27 Mar 11 - 07:41 PM
Bob Bolton 28 Mar 11 - 12:56 AM
Jim Dixon 29 Mar 11 - 12:03 PM
The Fooles Troupe 17 Apr 11 - 06:44 AM
Sandra in Sydney 17 Apr 11 - 07:26 AM
The Fooles Troupe 17 Apr 11 - 09:17 AM
The Fooles Troupe 18 Apr 11 - 08:09 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: PUBLIC SERVICE PRIVATISE-EERS!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 04:39 AM

PUBLIC SERVICE PRIVATISE-EERS!
TTO: Barret's Privateers
Re-arranged by The Fooles Troupe
(C) 2011 The Fooles Troupe

When I was a lad I started work,
How I wish I worked for Telstra now!
Pay and conditions, quite good lurk,
Public Service, honest work.
God Damn Them All!
We were told, our Super would feed us when we grew old,
They fired us all, and shed no tears,
I'm a broken hearted man, crying in my beers,
Curse those Public Service Privatise-eers!

For many long years, for very little pay,
How I wish I worked for Telstra now!
Post Master General was the way,
A good career was a lifelong stay.
God Damn Them All!
We were told, our Super would feed us when we grew old,
They fired us all, and shed no tears,
I'm a broken hearted man, crying in my beers,
Curse those Public Service Privatise-eers!

Then they took the letters away,
How I wish I worked for Telstra now!
Australia Post, it got its day,
To post a letter you had to really pay.
God Damn Them All!
We were told, our Super would feed us when we grew old,
They fired us all, and shed no tears,
I'm a broken hearted man, crying in my beers,
Curse those Public Service Privatise-eers!

The three amigos came to play,
How I wish I worked for Telstra now!
Tried to bully NBN away,
Grabbed their bonuses and ran away.
God Damn Them All!
We were told, our Super would feed us when we grew old,
They fired us all, and shed no tears,
I'm a broken hearted man, crying in my beers,
Curse those Public Service Privatise-eers!

Then all the shares they sold one day,
How I wish I worked for Telstra now!
For the Government it was a very good day,
And now you can't even give them away.
God Damn Them All!
We were told, our Super would feed us when we grew old,
They fired us all, and shed no tears,
I'm a broken hearted man, crying in my beers,
Curse those Public Service Privatise-eers!

Some part time work, would suit they say,
How I wish I worked for Telstra now!
Even part time work. they won't let me play,
Cause I'm far too old for them they say.
God Damn Them All!
We were told, our Super would feed us when we grew old,
They fired us all, and shed no tears,
I'm a broken hearted man, crying in my beers,
Curse those Public Service Privatise-eers!

Now here I stand in my 63rd year,
How I wish I worked for Telstra now!
Went down to Centerlink to get some pay,
And the line it stretched for two whole days!
God Damn Them All!
We were told, our Super would feed us when we grew old,
They fired us all, and shed no tears,
I'm a broken hearted man, crying in my beers,
Curse those Public Service Privatise-eers!

God Damn Them All!
We were told, our Super would feed us when we grew old,
They fired us all, and shed no tears,
I'm a broken hearted man, crying in my beers,
Curse those Public Service Privatise-eers!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Public Service Privatise-eers!
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 01:48 PM

I can identify with that.

-Joe, privatized out of a government job in 1996-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Public Service Privatise-eers!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 10:22 PM

I had friends who lost jobs in Telstra

a good song, Robin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Public Service Privatise-eers!
From: GUEST,Canberra Chris (as guest)
Date: 27 Mar 11 - 07:41 PM

Yes, well done Robin, and a great rousing song to use! We aren't going to run out of topics, are we?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Public Service Privatise-eers!
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 28 Mar 11 - 12:56 AM

G'dy Fooles ...

Yeah ... and it gets realer by the day down round Sydney Town ... especially after this last weekend (although, that's mainly because there has ceased to be any practical distinction between the morals of Labor and Liberal ... only their methods and affiliations!).

Regard(les)s,

Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Public Service Privatise-eers!
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 29 Mar 11 - 12:03 PM

For background (for us non-Aussies):
Telstra
Australia Post
NBN = National Broadband Network, I presume
Centrelink?

What is meant by "our Super"? "Three amigos"?

I suspect there's more to the story than what Wikipedia has to offer.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Public Service Privatise-eers!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 17 Apr 11 - 06:44 AM

Sorry, not been watching the thread.

Super = Superannuation - which was common for Public Servants long before it became generally compulsory.

The three amigos refers to the top 3 US executives imported to run Telstra.

George has been bribed tonight - good house concert - with Musk lifesavers to the point where he said he might try this one during The National.

Don't Applaud - Throw Money - I'm been promised a share ... :-P


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Public Service Privatise-eers!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 17 Apr 11 - 07:26 AM

George?

you don't mean Mudcat's very own George P? I believe they was heading north for a concert.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Public Service Privatise-eers!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 17 Apr 11 - 09:17 AM

Concert was this afternoon - that's where I bribed him - I know his weakness ... mwahahahahahahahaha!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Public Service Privatise-eers!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 18 Apr 11 - 08:09 AM

Other previous warblings ...

The Foolestroupe Songbook


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