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Mo the caller 16 Apr 22 - 05:08 AM
Dave the Gnome 16 Apr 22 - 07:49 AM
MoorleyMan 16 Apr 22 - 01:07 PM
Mo the caller 22 Apr 22 - 04:10 PM
Joe Offer 22 Apr 22 - 04:14 PM
Newport Boy 23 Apr 22 - 11:03 AM
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Subject: Les & Boris
From: Mo the caller
Date: 16 Apr 22 - 05:08 AM


I couldn't quite make out all the words, anyone care to transcribe them?

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Subject: RE: Les & Boris
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 16 Apr 22 - 07:49 AM

It's very funny, as Les usualy is, but I suspect if anyone were to post the words here the thread would turn into something to be relegated below the line :-(

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Subject: RE: Les & Boris
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 16 Apr 22 - 01:07 PM

I managed to transcribe them - brilliant and typical Les.
PM me if you want to compare notes, cos DtG you're probably right!

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Subject: RE: Les & Boris
From: Mo the caller
Date: 22 Apr 22 - 04:10 PM

Certainly sums it up.

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Subject: RE: Les & Boris
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Apr 22 - 04:14 PM

Yeah, but I'd sure like to see a transcription, because I can barely understand what he's saying. If it turns into a political discussion, I'll just close the thread.
Here's another Les Barker piece:

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Subject: RE: Les & Boris
From: Newport Boy
Date: 23 Apr 22 - 11:03 AM

Here you are, Joe. "There's so much more to fail to do." is a great line.


I hear you're cross and well I know
That some will say that I must go

But history calls, it is my fate
To stay to steer the ship of state.

Once more folk think that I'm inept
For breaking laws that others kept.

That suitcase full of beer and wine
Seemed work-related - all was fine.

Some were not pleased that we decide
To party on while others died.

Some still think that I'm a fool
But I know I was born to rule.

So once again I need to try
Sackcloth and ashes, humble pie.

The fact that I keep talking shite
Somehow, sometimes, comes back to bite.

Sometimes the plebs don't realise
It's nothing much - they're only lies.

I want to go on serving you
There's so much more to fail to do.

I break the laws sometimes and I
Find doing that leads me to lie.

It's not the lie, it's not the law
The thing that hurts me rather more,

The only thing I care about
The fact that I have been found out.

I live my life from lie to lie
It's always worked - God knows why.

It worked with mistresses and wives,
Affairs of state and people's lives.

I do the least I need to do
And somehow seem to muddle through.

Life may be hard and some may dread
The thought of harder times ahead.

However hard your life may be
You'll find that I looked after me.

Les Barker

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