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Better Fed than Dead-anti-nuclear song-authorship

Owen Woodson 02 Jul 12 - 05:58 AM
Owen Woodson 03 Jul 12 - 12:11 PM
GUEST,999 03 Jul 12 - 01:20 PM
GUEST,999 03 Jul 12 - 01:34 PM
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Subject: Better Fed than Dead
From: Owen Woodson
Date: 02 Jul 12 - 05:58 AM

I'm trying to trace the authorship of an anti-nuclear song called Better Fed Than Dead. The text goes.

Trident, Trident – what an absurd idea!
Thousands homeless all for the price of fear
We can't afford medication, or proper education
But we must pay a million a day
So that Britain can disappear!

Trident, trident – give us a break, please do
We'd go bankrupt, all for the price of you
We'd lose even more employment and most of life's enjoyment
So sling your hook to the history books
And no-one will cry boo hoo.

Also, there's a third verse which begins something like

"Maggie has gone too far.........a nuclear arms bazaar.."

Many thanks to anyone who can help.


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Subject: RE: Better Fed than Dead
From: Owen Woodson
Date: 03 Jul 12 - 12:11 PM

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Subject: RE: Better Fed than Dead-anti-nuclear song-authorship
From: GUEST,999
Date: 03 Jul 12 - 01:20 PM

I found this at

http://www.hpcc.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~dan/songs/_peace.htm

It has no attribution. Get in touch with the people at that link and maybe they could help. (I'll keep looking.)

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Trident, Trident

(Tune: Daisy, Daisy)

Trident, Trident - what an insane idea!
Thousands homeless, all for the want of fear.
We can't afford medication, or proper education,
But we must pay a million a day,
So that Britain can disappear!

Trident, Trident - give us a break, please do.
We'd go bankrupt, all for the price of you;
We'd lose even more employment, and most of life's enjoyment.
So sling your hook to the history books,
And no-one will cry boo-hoo!

Trident, Trident - Maggie has gone too far;
The nuclear tyrant will surely lead us to war.
Before she starts attacking, we'll have to send her packing,
And pull the chair on all who gain
From the criminal arms bazaar!


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Subject: RE: Better Fed than Dead-anti-nuclear song-authorship
From: GUEST,999
Date: 03 Jul 12 - 01:34 PM

Try asking at

http://www.liverpoolsocialistsingers.net/


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