MAGGIE’S GREATEST HITS (On the Death of Margaret Thatcher)

By Maggie T and the City Slickers

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“Victory” 1979

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Build a bonfire,

Build a bonfire,

Put your country+ on the top,

Stick state welfare in the middle,

And then burn the bloody lot!

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[+In 1979 the Thatcher government lifted exchange controls

which led to massive capital flight as investors pulled their

money out of Britain and invested it abroad.]

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“Beat Up the Argentinies” 1982

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(To the tune of the Ovaltinies)

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Beat up the Argentinies,

Back our rough tough boys.

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Put a hole in the Belgrano,

Just to let them know they’re guano.

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Beat up the Argentinies,

Show them all whose best.

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Cluster bomb old Goosey Green,

Watch those Argies burn and scream.

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Beat up the Argentinies,

Now we’ll win your vote.

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Five more years of Maggie Thatcher,

Michael Foot will never catch her.

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See all the City Slickers snorting up their coke,

They will see her as their hope,

Till they find they’re really broke.

They’re happy girls and boys!

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Close The Coalhouse Door Boy 1984

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Close the coal house door boy,

Import it from outside.

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Close the coal house door boy,

It’s cheaper from outside.

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Charge them with the batons,

We’ve got to close them down.

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Your friends across the water,

Will profit so don’t frown.

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Bug the union’s office,

Listen to their schemes.

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A policeman will be waiting,

To ruin all their dreams.

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Read it in all papers,

The union days are done.

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Read it in all papers,

It pleases everyone.

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Close the coal house door boy,

Cause there’s Reds inside,

There’s Art’ inside,

There’s Reds inside,

There’s Marx inside.

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No Society    1987

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(To the tune of High Society)

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No so-ci,

No so-ci,

No society,

I’ve no obligations!

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No so-ci,

No so-ci,

No society,

I ain’t got no neighbours!

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Once was a time when we thought of the rest,

We no longer want to cause we are the best.

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Caring and sharing’s for your family,

All other people can fuck off you see.

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There’s no so-ci,

No so-ci,

No society,

So say Maggie Thatcher!

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Poll Axe     1988

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(To the tune of the side board song)

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I don’t care!

I don’t care!

I don’t care if the plebs can’t pay.

I’ve earned my money all the way,

I really couldn’t care if the plebs can’t pay.

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Well this lazy little sod,

He ain’t got a job,

Throw him in jail,

And make him a yob.

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Unmarried Mum,

Council scum,

Take away her kids,

And kick her out’er drum.

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It’s all fair!

It’s all fair!

Regressive taxing’s what we dare.

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Everyone pays,

The same always,

It couldn’t be fairer in any ways!

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