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New Bedroom Tax Song

GUEST,Fred McCormick 28 Mar 13 - 08:11 AM
GUEST 28 Mar 13 - 09:40 AM
GUEST,Fred McCormick 28 Mar 13 - 12:52 PM
Rumncoke 28 Mar 13 - 02:31 PM
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Jim McLean 28 Mar 13 - 03:33 PM
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Subject: New Bedroom Tax Song
From: GUEST,Fred McCormick
Date: 28 Mar 13 - 08:11 AM

'catters opposed to the bedroom tax may want to cop a load of
this .


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Subject: RE: New Bedroom Tax Song
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Mar 13 - 09:40 AM

From the YouTube link posted by Fred.

A song about the Bedroom Tax, written for the demos all over the UK on Saturday 30th March, 2013, the Glasgow one in particular. Set to the tune of 1960's folk song "The Jeely Piece Song", by Scottish singer-songwriter Adam McNaugton.

LYRICS

I'm a welfare state wean, we live on the bottom flair
But we're no allowed to even live there any mair.
They say we've got too many rooms, in our social rented flat
We've an eight by ten foot boxroom where you cannae swing a cat

Chorus:
Oh ye canna have a spare room in a pokey cooncil flat
Ian Duncan Smith and Co have put an end tae that
They say "live in a smaller house", they say that is their plan
When the odds against you finding one are ninety-nine to one

Noo ma auntie's in a wheelchair, but these Tories dinna care
They say they have a deficit, she got to pay her share
£60 a month they'll take, then leave her tae her fate
Whilst gieing millionaires a tax cut, cause they say they're due a break

Noo that Buckingham Palace looks a pretty roomy gaff
And the ludger there gets benefits at rates that make me laugh
A civil list, plus tax perks, near a £100 million pounds
While her other dozen palaces l
ye empty a' year round

Noo those MPs doon in Westminster must think that we're 'a dense
Wi their second home apartments, where the public pays their rent
They're even get a food allowance, two hundred quid a week
But they're claiming we're the scroungers, is their arse up in their cheeks?

So we've formed a Federation and we're gonna have our say
The Bedroom Tax it has to go, and we ain't gonna pay
We're gonna march on London tae demand our civil rights
Like nae mair Tories and their Liberal shite


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Subject: RE: New Bedroom Tax Song
From: GUEST,Fred McCormick
Date: 28 Mar 13 - 12:52 PM

Thanks Guest. I forgot about that bit. I will be at the Liverpool demo on Saturday and hopefully singing it. If I can get the thing knocked into English, that is.


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Subject: RE: New Bedroom Tax Song
From: Rumncoke
Date: 28 Mar 13 - 02:31 PM

Good one - my neighbour has a three bedroom house - it was the one her parents moved into when they were married, just after the last war.

She is a grandmother now, her daughter and partner have five children in a small flat so she can't visit them, but they can come to visit her because she has the spare rooms.

She will, of course be forced to leave the only home she has ever known, and have to find a place for her and her cat close to her daughter and grandchildren, so she will have to leave her job in the geriatrics ward.

The landlord will then convert her house into single room accommodation for other people forced out of homes which are considered too big for their needs.

Great way to put a lot of people out of work and on even more benefits than they were entitled to when they were working.


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Subject: RE: New Bedroom Tax Song
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Mar 13 - 03:19 PM

I once mentioned to John MacKenzie that I'd heard if ya wake up a Scotsman at 3:00 in the morning he'd talk just like a Canadian. Believe me, I know what you mean. Hope it goes well, Fred, and good on you for doing the demo. A friend and I are intending to get the following on YouTube in the next six weeks or so.


BEGONE, BEGONE YOU NEOCONS by Blind Boy Stump with Scratcher Itch and the Strings

Begone, begone you neocons and take your billionaires
I have watched you from the moment of my birth
I have seen the riches that your corporate sons-of-bitches have
Stolen from the children of this Earth

You've taken from the weak, the lame
The voiceless ones who have no name
The quiet ones you've murdered over time
I hope you rot in darkest hell
And if you ever hear the bell
It tolls for you and all your sordid crime

I see justice standing proud
I hear freedom singing loud
In a voice complete with deep devotion
We shall ride the wind
Unchained once again
Free as the sunlight on the ocean

Begone, begone you neocons and take your armies too
I have watched you from the moment of my birth
I've seen the desolation that you bring upon our nations
The lives you ruin through greed, through lack of worth

I've watched you manufacture wars
That's what the body-bags are for
There's better ways to leave no child behind
I truly have come to believe
In a very simple litany
You're selling war and mister I ain't buyin'

I see justice standing proud
I hear freedom singing loud
In a voice complete with deep emotion
We shall ride the wind
Unchained once again
Free as the sunlight on the ocean

©

I'll be giving the song away to anyone who wants to do it although I expect I'll get few requests to use it. However, one does what one can. Keep well and sing loud.


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Subject: RE: New Bedroom Tax Song
From: Jim McLean
Date: 28 Mar 13 - 03:33 PM

Great song, Fred.


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