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Songs mentioning Chinese politicians?

Jason Xion Wang 13 Dec 14 - 01:17 PM
GUEST 13 Dec 14 - 01:26 PM
Jason Xion Wang 13 Dec 14 - 01:35 PM
Jim Carroll 13 Dec 14 - 02:51 PM
meself 13 Dec 14 - 03:13 PM
Roger the Skiffler 13 Dec 14 - 03:33 PM
Bert 13 Dec 14 - 07:08 PM
GUEST 13 Dec 14 - 09:13 PM
Jason Xion Wang 13 Dec 14 - 11:24 PM
GUEST, 14 Dec 14 - 04:11 AM
GUEST,John From Kemsing 14 Dec 14 - 05:21 AM
Leadfingers 14 Dec 14 - 05:42 AM
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Subject: Songs mentioning Chinese politicians?
From: Jason Xion Wang
Date: 13 Dec 14 - 01:17 PM

Hi - I wonder if you know any topical folk song mentioning Chinese politicians? Quite interesting to me since I'm from China.

I've noticed a few: Phil Ochs' "I'm Going to Say It Now" which mentioned Chiang Kai-Shek and Mao Tse-Tung; "Draft Dodger Rag" which mentioned Chou En-Lai; Tom Paxton's "Daily News" which mentioned Chiang Kai-Shek. Moreover, Pete Seeger also recorded a short instrumental piece on "Dangerous Songs" album called "Mao Tse-Tung", which is actually a very well-known Chinese "red power ballad" flattering Mao, called "The East Is Red".

Now the question is - do anybody know more?

Thanks a lot.

Jason


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Subject: RE: Songs mentioning Chinese politicians?
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Dec 14 - 01:26 PM

I don't suppose there was a Chinese politician called Ying Tong was there? Sorry, flippant question...


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Subject: RE: Songs mentioning Chinese politicians?
From: Jason Xion Wang
Date: 13 Dec 14 - 01:35 PM

No, at least I don't know. That song is just nonsense and it was made to be nonsense...


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Subject: RE: Songs mentioning Chinese politicians?
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 13 Dec 14 - 02:51 PM

From the balmy days of the Cultural Revolution
Jim Carroll

THE FREEDOM-LOVING PEOPLES OF THE WEST WILL NOT BE OVERTAKEN BY THE REVOLUTIONARY HORDES OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA RAG

Sandra Kerr,Ewan Maccoll & Peggy Seeger

1   Come all you loyal Britons who complain about your lot
Count your many blessings and you'll see what you have got,
Compare your life with others' - go down upon your knees:
Thank God you were not born an underprivileged Chinese,

CHORUS: CHINA, ME OLD CHINA, YOUR KIDS HAVE GONE ASTRAY
SEND THEM OVER HERE TO US AND WE'LL SHOW THEM THE WAY:
WE'LL HELP 'EM TO GET WITH IT, WE'LL STOP «EM BEING SQUARE,
WITH L.S.D. (THAT'S ALMOST FREE) WE'LL BANISH EVERY CARE.

2   It's great to know you're British, to know that you are free,
To know that Uncle Harold's looking out for you and me,
Just consider China: she's really had it now,
Who'd exchange our Harold for the thoughts of Chairman Mao.

(chorus)

3   When we rebel we're careful — we know how far to go,
It's the bleeding barbers we're against and not the status—quo,
But over there in China, they don't know when to stop,
And even party leaders have been known to get the drop.

(chorus)

4      Thank God for our newspapers! We have a press that's free!
Thank God for King and Thompson and for Auntie B.B.C.;
Thank God we've got Prince Philip to give us good advice,,
To tell us to work harder for our little bowl of rice,

(chorus)

5   They have no Heath, no Callaghan, no other clever bods,
No psychedelic happenings: poor Oriental sods.
No pot, Green Stamps or bingo, no Batman in Chinese,
And unlike good old Britain, they have got no wages freeze,

(chorus}

6   We're *proud of our traditions, our British way of life,
And flower-power and Women's Hour will shield us from the strife,
The Chinese they have Mao Tse—Tung, Vietnamese have Ho:
But we've got Coronation Street and DAZ and FAIRY SNOW,

(chorus)

7   They can have their revolution, and yet the time will come,
When led by L.B.J, and Harold, we shall overcome:
With Harold's little Yellow Book we'll strike opponents down —
And Britain will be stronger through the Thoughts of Georgie Brown,

(chorus)

(verse and chorus are both sung to the same tune)


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Subject: RE: Songs mentioning Chinese politicians?
From: meself
Date: 13 Dec 14 - 03:13 PM

Oh, yes, the Red Guard - they accomplished so much ....


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Subject: RE: Songs mentioning Chinese politicians?
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 13 Dec 14 - 03:33 PM

Mao be it's because I'm a Londoner...

RtS
(I'll get me mao jacket)


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Subject: RE: Songs mentioning Chinese politicians?
From: Bert
Date: 13 Dec 14 - 07:08 PM

I don't know any songs about Romney.


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Subject: RE: Songs mentioning Chinese politicians?
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Dec 14 - 09:13 PM

Who's the leader of the cult
Of personality?
M-A-O& TSE dash-TUNG!!


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Subject: RE: Songs mentioning Chinese politicians?
From: Jason Xion Wang
Date: 13 Dec 14 - 11:24 PM

That's a great song - Hilarious. Thanks a lot for sharing, Jim.


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Subject: RE: Songs mentioning Chinese politicians?
From: GUEST,
Date: 14 Dec 14 - 04:11 AM

Have there been any Chinese politicians called Mr Woo?


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Subject: RE: Songs mentioning Chinese politicians?
From: GUEST,John From Kemsing
Date: 14 Dec 14 - 05:21 AM

Try this for size.
https:/soundcloud.com/john-hills/choo-choo-choo-chin-chow


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Subject: RE: Songs mentioning Chinese politicians?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 14 Dec 14 - 05:42 AM

Thanks for the reminder Jim Carroll - Haven't sung "China Rag" for FAR too long


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