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Issue #1560      15 August 2012

Poem

Mean O’Farrell Blues

(Parodied version by S Silas)

He’s privatised the Ferries,
Buses going too,
All our public transport
That belonged to me and you.
We’ve got the blues
Oh yeah we’ve got the blues
O Lord we’ve got those mean O’Farrell blues.

Workers’ Compensation
He’s crippling that, no doubt.
Workers now in New South Wales
Will have to go without.
They’ve got the blues
Oh yeah, they’ve got the blues
O Lord they’ve got those mean O’Farrell blues.

A billion cut from budget,
We don’t know where they’ll be,
Teachers and their students
Are as worried as can be.
They’ve got the blues
Oh yeah, they’ve got the blues.
O Lord they’ve got those mean O’Farrell blues.

He’ll privatise the power,
He’ll privatise the power,
Electricity as well.
May as well be living
In a state that’s dark as hell.
We’ve got the blues
Oh yeah, we’ve got the blues
O Lord we’ve got those mean O’Farrell blues.

Our brave fire fighters,
He’s sending them quite broke.
All our public services
Are going up in smoke.
We’ve got the blues,
Oh yeah, we’ve got the blues
O Lord, we’ve got those mean O’Farrell blues.

Communities and Unions
Have got to work as one,
We’ve got to stop O’Farrell’s cuts
And fight till it is done.
We’ll beat the blues
Oh yeah, we’ll beat the blues,
O Lord, we’ll beat those mean O’Farrell blues.

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