Saturday, April 16, 2011

Bump Me Into Parliament

Words: Bill Casey
Tune: Yankee Doodle

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Come listen all kind friends of mine
I want to move a motion
To make an Eldorado here
I've got a bonza notion

Bump me into parliament
Bounce me any way at all
Bang me into parliament
On next election day

Some very wealthy friends I know
Declare I am most clever
While some can talk for an hour or so
Why I can talk for ever

I've read my bible ten times o'er
And Jesus justifies me
The man who does not vote for me
By Christ he crucifies me

Oh yes I am a Labor man
I believe in revolution
The quickest way to bring it on
Is talking constitution

I think the worker and the boss
Should keep their present stations
So I will surely pass a bill
'Industrial Relations'

Written by Bill Casey, a member of the International Workers of the World who later became president of the Queensland branch of the Seamans Union of Australia.

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