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The Inks of Sinn Fein

GUEST 02 Mar 12 - 08:36 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 02 Mar 12 - 09:47 AM
katlaughing 02 Mar 12 - 10:14 AM
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Subject: The Inks of Sinn Féin
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 08:36 AM

Thought some of you mudcat folks might like this song, as sung by myself in the Clé Club Dublin last Wed, night.

"The Inks of Sinn Féin"

         Come all ye young rebels, give ear to my theme,
        'Tis about a TD and his printing machine
        for leaflets and flyers he gained a great name
        as he inked up for Erin, the TD from Sinn Féin.

       'T'was late one fine evening, as his ink ran out
        I'll not finish this print run of that there's no doubt
        so, armed with fresh cartridges he re-loaded with speed
        but the printer's instructions, he forgot to read.

       The printer did buzz and the paper did jam
        So, he opened the machine and reviewed his plan
        while reloading the cartridge, it was plain to be seen
        his fingers were all coloured white, orange and green.

       Now, a Sunday Times poll saw the Shinners ride high
        a 25% rating, t'was said they'd enjoy
        This was just too much for the 'Oirish' Daily Mail
        "We'll dig up dirt on these Shinners, in that we'll not fail.

Printing inks are expensive, that we'll not gainsay
What luck the Oireachtas such costs will defray
€50 K is a large bill for any to assuage
but especially a TD on the 'average industrial wage'.

Come all Oireachtas members take heed and take care
you don't want the tabloids prying in your affairs
control your expenses, bad publicity disdain
or you'll land in hot water like the TD from Sinn Féin.

© Pat 'de Verse' Burke 2012

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Subject: RE: The Inks of Sinn Féin
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 09:47 AM

Some background for those in the dark about the issue

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Subject: RE: The Inks of Sinn Féin
From: katlaughing
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 10:14 AM

That's a lot of ink!

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