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New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"

John MacKenzie 13 Jan 13 - 01:35 PM
Richard Bridge 14 Jan 13 - 12:09 AM
katlaughing 14 Jan 13 - 01:31 PM
Beer 14 Jan 13 - 01:34 PM
Pete Jennings 15 Jan 13 - 07:13 AM
The Sandman 15 Jan 13 - 08:11 AM
The Sandman 15 Jan 13 - 09:17 AM
GUEST,999 15 Jan 13 - 09:42 AM
Pete Jennings 15 Jan 13 - 09:48 AM
GUEST,Backwoodsman 15 Jan 13 - 09:54 AM
Pete Jennings 15 Jan 13 - 11:23 AM
Acorn4 15 Jan 13 - 12:17 PM
Lizzie Cornish 1 15 Jan 13 - 12:40 PM
SylviaN 15 Jan 13 - 05:21 PM
Tattie Bogle 15 Jan 13 - 08:05 PM
GUEST,JTT 22 Jan 13 - 03:10 PM
GUEST,Travlinman 29 Jan 13 - 01:05 PM
GUEST,Fred McCormick 29 Jan 13 - 01:46 PM
BanjoRay 29 Jan 13 - 08:25 PM
YorkshireYankee 29 Jan 13 - 09:21 PM
Soldier boy 30 Jan 13 - 11:15 AM
Johnny J 30 Jan 13 - 12:05 PM
GUEST,Fred McCormick 31 Jan 13 - 12:03 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 31 Jan 13 - 12:58 PM
Soldier boy 31 Jan 13 - 10:24 PM
GUEST,Fred McCormick 01 Feb 13 - 06:04 AM
Johnny J 01 Feb 13 - 06:21 AM
Johnny J 01 Feb 13 - 06:41 AM
GUEST,Fred McCormick 01 Feb 13 - 07:04 AM
Johnny J 01 Feb 13 - 07:11 AM
GUEST,Fred McCormick 01 Feb 13 - 08:01 AM
GUEST,Horsey boy 01 Feb 13 - 11:52 AM
GUEST,999 01 Feb 13 - 12:19 PM
Tattie Bogle 01 Feb 13 - 02:33 PM
Tattie Bogle 01 Feb 13 - 02:35 PM
McGrath of Harlow 01 Feb 13 - 06:09 PM
McGrath of Harlow 01 Feb 13 - 09:00 PM
McGrath of Harlow 02 Feb 13 - 08:17 AM
Tattie Bogle 02 Feb 13 - 07:49 PM
GUEST,999 02 Feb 13 - 07:52 PM
GUEST,John from Kemsing 03 Feb 13 - 06:43 AM
GUEST,999 04 Feb 13 - 02:11 PM
GUEST,andy martin 22 Aug 13 - 06:17 AM
The Sandman 22 Aug 13 - 05:52 PM
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Subject: BS: Theme song that RB might like.
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 13 Jan 13 - 01:35 PM

Bugger the bankers!


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Subject: RE: BS: Theme song that RB might like.
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 14 Jan 13 - 12:09 AM

Yes I do thank you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Theme song that RB might like.
From: katlaughing
Date: 14 Jan 13 - 01:31 PM

So do I.


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Subject: RE: BS: Theme song that RB might like.
From: Beer
Date: 14 Jan 13 - 01:34 PM

That was good.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: BS: Theme song that RB might like.
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 15 Jan 13 - 07:13 AM

LOL. Should explain quite nicely the UK use of the word "bugger" to non-UK catters!


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Subject: the bankers
From: The Sandman
Date: 15 Jan 13 - 08:11 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSIUf2hD6Io dedicated to all the puppet politicians, and as well jimmy savile


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Subject: RE: the bankers
From: The Sandman
Date: 15 Jan 13 - 09:17 AM

http://youtu.be/vrDgvyOkD8U


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Subject: RE: the bankers
From: GUEST,999
Date: 15 Jan 13 - 09:42 AM

"Bugger the Bankers" was posted by Giok a few days back, Dick. FYI.


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Subject: RE: the bankers
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 15 Jan 13 - 09:48 AM

And by John MacKenzie on 13 Jan, below the line.


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Subject: RE: the bankers
From: GUEST,Backwoodsman
Date: 15 Jan 13 - 09:54 AM

"Giok" is John MacKenzie, IIRC!
Threads combined, renamed, and put above line. -Mod


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 15 Jan 13 - 11:23 AM

Didn't know that!


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: Acorn4
Date: 15 Jan 13 - 12:17 PM

Pity it couldn't have made the Christmas number 1 slot!


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 15 Jan 13 - 12:40 PM

'Bugger The Bankers'
"When I was a lass I was proud of my class, like my father and mother before me
They taught me to fight for my civil rights, but it's always the same old story –
The rich reign supreme while the poor can but dream under Labour or Liberal or Tory
And I say -
Bugger the bankers and politicians, bugger the bureaucrats too
Bugger the buggers who make up the rules
And if you're one of them - bugger you
And if you're one of them - bugger you

The system is bent and the money's all spent, we're badgered from every direction
The workers get taxed while the wealthy relax with nary a moment's reflection
Where there's brass, there's muck and they don't give an arse
'Cos we're programmed against insurrection
And I say -
Bugger the bankers and politicians, bugger the bureaucrats too
Bugger the buggers who make up the rules
And if you're one of them - bugger you
And if you're one of them - bugger you

Now all you good people with passion to vent, don't give up the struggle for justice
But I've done my time on the protesters' line and these days I show my dissent
By loitering within my tent
And I say -
Bugger the bankers and politicians, bugger the bureaucrats too
Bugger the buggers who make up the rules
And if you're one of them - bugger you
And if you're one of them - bugger you, oh

Bugger the bankers and politicians, bugger the bureaucrats too
Bugger the buggers who make up the rules
And if you're one of them - bugger you
And if you're one of them - bugger you
And if you're one of them - bugger you"

'Bugger The Bankers' - Facebook page


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: SylviaN
Date: 15 Jan 13 - 05:21 PM

A great song by Phil Cockerham


I'm So Happy I'm a Banker


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 15 Jan 13 - 08:05 PM

Received it well before Christmas - from a friend who is a vet - does she have an axe to grind? But too cruelly true!


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Subject: Austerity song
From: GUEST,JTT
Date: 22 Jan 13 - 03:10 PM

Catchy! NSFW

http://www.buggerthebankers.com


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: GUEST,Travlinman
Date: 29 Jan 13 - 01:05 PM

Should also go down well with the buggers in Brussels!


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: GUEST,Fred McCormick
Date: 29 Jan 13 - 01:46 PM

Absolutely brilliant, both the song and the singers. There were some right good singing in that lot. Does anybody know who they are?


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: BanjoRay
Date: 29 Jan 13 - 08:25 PM

I know the banjo playing lady - she's Jo Cooper, an Old Time banjo player who also plays good fiddle.


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 29 Jan 13 - 09:21 PM

Made me smile...


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: Soldier boy
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 11:15 AM

It's a brilliant song and video. It puts a big smile on my face and I find it rather uplifting, only trouble is that it has become an ear-worm now and I can't get it out of my head!


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: Johnny J
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 12:05 PM

Am I the only one who thinks all these songs and jokes about(and digs at) bankers is all becoming a bit cliched now?

Every wannabe songwriter has a banker's song and all comedians tell banker jokes.

Yes, there were a few greedy and less than honest high powered individuals who let us down but the great majority of people who are employed in financial institutions are good, honest, hard working people many of whom are earning far less a month than most of you in the so called "squeezed" middle classes.

It's high time we changed the record.


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: GUEST,Fred McCormick
Date: 31 Jan 13 - 12:03 PM

Well, it's the evil few who very nearly brought about the collapse of the western economic system, and they're the ones being targeted.

We know there are vast numbers of respectable honest people in the banking industry who don't earn 7 figure salaries or make do with 80 million pound pay offs. They are the victims just as much as the rest of us.


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 31 Jan 13 - 12:58 PM

The song makes no distinctions. It is distasteful.


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: Soldier boy
Date: 31 Jan 13 - 10:24 PM

Good lord Q what planet are you living on dear boy! Distasteful my arse!!!


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: GUEST,Fred McCormick
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 06:04 AM

Q. It doesn't need to. "The bankers" has become a euphemism for the fat cat high flyers of the banking world, and by extension, the mess that they've landed us in.


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: Johnny J
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 06:21 AM

It's an "euphemism", so that makes it all OK now?

It's not always OK to misuse languages or words and then claim that you are actually using them in another contest, e.g. "gay", the "N" word, various archaic descriptions of disabled people.
You would quite rightly get challenged for such behaviour. So, there's no difference here.


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: Johnny J
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 06:41 AM

Further to the above,

I am now retired but used to work for an organisation which was regularly criticised and the subject of so called "humour" and still is. Of course, much of this was arguably justified as far as certain individuals and incidents were concerned.

While I was assured that this "didn't mean me" and I'm sure they were being very sincere when they said this, nerves wre often "touched".
Yes, most of the time I "laughed it off" as I'm sure most bank tellers and others in less senior positions will do. However, that doesn't mean they don't have feelings and they will still be sensitive to such matters. Even if they don't admit to this.


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: GUEST,Fred McCormick
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 07:04 AM

JJ. Do you not think that most bank clerks, as we call them in Britain, are as disgusted by the antics of those at the top of the banking tree as the rest of us?


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: Johnny J
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 07:11 AM

Undoubtably so.

That's why people should respect their feelings and not just give the impression that they are conducting a "blanket" slagging of all bankers.
Most of the time, there is nothing constructive or new being said and it's just being done for a cheap laugh at an easy target.


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: GUEST,Fred McCormick
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 08:01 AM

Pardon me but this is becoming a little tedious. I've just looked up my Concise Oxford Dictionary, and it describes the word banker thus; "Proprietor or partner of public bank, governor, director, etc of joint stock bank".

The bankers are the fat cats, the usurers, the people who make millions out of exploiting markets. The people who work behind the counter in your local branch are not bankers. They are bank employees.


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: GUEST,Horsey boy
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 11:52 AM

I thought this thread had taken serious turn for the worse. I thought it had changed to " Burger The Bankers "


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: GUEST,999
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 12:19 PM

Brought to you by Tesco.


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 02:33 PM

Well my ex-profession has had to put up with its share of stick too. Having relatives living abroad, they now appreciate just how great the NHS is, and if anyone else had to work the hours we did and (before you say it, for no extra pay!) and put up with some of the regular abuse from some of those who came our way and from the media there would have been a revolution!
No-one is immune!


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 02:35 PM

P.s. My mother taught me that BUGGER was a swear word - and you're complaining about BANKERS? (of course in certain parts of the UK, Bugger is a term of endearment!)


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 06:09 PM

Well, it can be a term of endearment, but not here, I'm glad to say.

A great little video - and it's good to have a hard-hitting protest song with a sense of euphoria.


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 09:00 PM

If I was singing it I would feel I'd need to change the first line to

when I was a lad I was proud of me Dad, of me father and mother before me...

Generally I'm doubtful about changing gender words in a song, but I'd feel a bit daft starting out When I was a lass

Not sure if I'd restore what I imagine would have been the original words in verse two and have it as

Where there's brass, there's muck and they don't give a fuck

Odd really that that's still a much more taboo word than bugger, this side of the pond anyway.


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 02 Feb 13 - 08:17 AM

It really should go viral. I've been posting it to friends anyway, and I'm hoping they'll do the same.

It'd be good for a Flash Mob.


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 02 Feb 13 - 07:49 PM

Well it was first posted on YouTube early December and has since had nearly 300,000 hits. Isn't that at least bacterial?


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: GUEST,999
Date: 02 Feb 13 - 07:52 PM

It would have at least a million hits had it included some idiot tripping over his own feet and smashing his teeth on a skateboard.


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: GUEST,John from Kemsing
Date: 03 Feb 13 - 06:43 AM

Just to add to the game try the link below (I failed to make a "blue clicky"??)



http://snd.sc/WH4V7Z


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: GUEST,999
Date: 04 Feb 13 - 02:11 PM

http://snd.sc/WH4V7Z


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: GUEST,andy martin
Date: 22 Aug 13 - 06:17 AM

this parody popped in to my head....please share....

Lloyds Banker
Parody on Wild Rover by Andy Martin

I've been a Lloyds Banker for many's the year
I've spent all your money on whiskey and beer
But now I'm returning with   more gold in store
now I never will play the Lloyds Banker no more

And it's No, Nay, never,
No, nay never no more
Will I be a Lloyds Banker,
No never no more

I went to the parliament I used to frequent
And I told the prime minister all the money was spent
I asked him for credit   he answered me nay
Such a custom as yours I can have any day


I took up from my pocket   ten euros bright
And the ministers eyes opened wide with delight
he said "I have pounds    and pence of the best
but the words that he told me were only in jest"


I'll go home to the *old lady, confess what I've done
And I'll ask her to pardon her Lloyds Banker son
She'll quantitive ease me as oft times before
So never will I play the Lloyds Banker no more

*the old lady of thread needle street


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: The Sandman
Date: 22 Aug 13 - 05:52 PM

q, sounds like a banker, could be a crossword Qlue


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Subject: BS: Bugger the Bankers video
From: Songwronger
Date: 03 Sep 13 - 07:40 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSIUf2hD6Io

Pretty amusing. About 3:50 long. You can pause at the end credits to see who played what. A song for our times.


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: Songwronger
Date: 03 Sep 13 - 09:02 PM

Thank you for merging my "new" thread about the song with this one. I should've searched first. There's a link to the Youtube video on WhatReallyHappened.com today. That's a pretty big site. Should increase awareness.


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Subject: RE: New Song: "Bugger the Bankers"
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Sep 13 - 02:45 PM

Phil cockerham's song is brilliant!


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