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al-Qa'bong
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posted 19 August 2003 04:16 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
UB40's "Madame Medusa," followed by Renaud's "Miss Maggie" and The Exploited's "Maggie."

Others?


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'lance
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posted 19 August 2003 04:19 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
An increasingly obscure corner of pop music, these days, but...

"Stand Down Margaret" by the English Beat is all I can think of offhand.


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posted 19 August 2003 05:16 PM      Profile for worker_drone        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Richard Thompson, "Mother Knows Best"
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posted 19 August 2003 05:38 PM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"The Lodgers" by The Style Council

"The Day After You" by The Blow Monkeys (with Curtis Mayfield)

"She'll Have To Go" by Simply Red

Pretty much anything by Billy Bragg from that era


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posted 19 August 2003 06:38 PM      Profile for Secret Agent Style        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
There's so many. Here's one to start:

MARGARET ON THE GUILLOTINE (Morrissey)

The kind people
Have a wonderful dream
Margaret On The Guillotine
Cause people like you
Make me feel so tired
When will you die ?
When will you die ?
When will you die ?
When will you die ?
When will you die ?

And people like you
Make me feel so old inside
Please die


And kind people
Do not shelter this dream
Make it real
Make the dream real
Make the dream real
Make it real
Make the dream real
Make it real


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posted 19 August 2003 06:41 PM      Profile for Secret Agent Style        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
We Rule OK (Last Resort)

The government policies are out of hand
They ainít got a clue how to run this land
Margaret Thatcher the stupid old bitch
Takes from the poor and gives to the rich
She thinks we canít see her plan
To kill the spirit of the working class man
Make us redundant put us on the dole
Put us in prisons without parole

Theyíre a bunch of stuck-up snobs
They think the kids are mindless yobs
But weíll stop them in the end
And they will find out who are their friends

Maggieís boys donít give a shit
If you ainít a Tory your face donít fit
You canít get nothing for your pound
These days you have to shop around

Be a rebel with a cause
Fight against the stupid laws
Stop Ďol Maggie once and for all
ĎCos on the streets itís us who rule


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posted 19 August 2003 06:49 PM      Profile for kingblake     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Elvis Costello's "Tramp the Dirt Down"
quote:
there's one thing I know, I'd like to live
long enough to savour
That's when they finally put you in the ground
I'll stand on your grave and tramp the dirt down

When England was the whore of the world
Margaret was her madam

I never thought for a moment that human life could be so cheap


i heard that elvis actually managed to convince BBC hosts that the song was about his pet bird, in order to get it played during the electoral campaign.

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Maggie's Farm (The Specials, originally Bob Dylan)

I 'aint gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
I 'aint gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
Well I wake up in the morning, fold my hands and pray for rain
I've got a head full of ideas, and they're driving me insane
It's a shame the way she makes me scrub the floor

I 'aint gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
I 'aint gonna work for Maggie's brother no more
I 'aint gonna work for Maggie's brother no more

Well he throws you a penny, and thinks that he's so kind
He ask's you with a grin if you are having a good time
But he finds you every time you slam the door

I 'aint gonna work for Maggie's brother no more
I 'aint gonna work for Maggie's pa no more
I 'aint gonna work for Maggie's pa no more

Well he put's his cigar out in your face just for kick's
His bedroom window it is made out of bricks
And National Front stands behind closed doors

I 'aint gonna work for Maggie's pa no more
I 'aint gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
I 'aint gonna work on Maggie's farm no more

Well she talks to all the servant's about man and God and law
Everybody says that she's the brains behind it all
She's 68 but she says she's 54

I 'aint gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
I 'aint gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
I 'aint gonna work on Maggie's farm no more

Well I tried my best to be just like I am
But everybody wants you to be just like them
They say 'Sing while you slave' and I just get poor

I 'aint gonna work on Maggie's farm no more


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posted 19 August 2003 06:52 PM      Profile for kingblake     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Billy Bragg's "Thatcherites":
quote:
You Thatcherites by name, lend an ear, lend an ear
You Thatcherites by name lend an ear
You Thatcherites by name, your faults I will proclaim,
Your doctrines I must blame, you will hear, you will hear
Your doctrines I must blame, you will hear

You privatise away what is ours, what is ours
You privatise away what is ours
You privatise away and then you make us pay
We'll take it back some day, mark my words, mark my words
We'll take it back some day, mark my words

The scabs they hide their faces in shame, yes in shame
The scabs they hide their faces in shame
They hide away in shame but we recall their names
And they know they'll share the blame for it all, for it all
They know they'll share the blame for it all

Your leader she has gone to the Lords, to the Lords
Your leader, she has gone to the Lords
Your Leader she has gone, but she's left us Little John
And he's barely hanging on by his nails, by his nails
He's barely hanging on by his nails



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posted 19 August 2003 07:01 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Billy Bragg's "Thatcherites"

I've never heard that one, but it sure looks like "Ye Jacobites," an olde Ynglisshe folke songe.


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