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Thread #168402   Message #4080425
Posted By: Sandra in Sydney
21-Nov-20 - 12:48 AM
Thread Name: Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia
Subject: RE: Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia
Terrorist Song by John Dengate ©John Dengate 2003 Tune: Knickerbocker Line

    As I was walking down the road, he suddenly appeared:
    A bloody turbaned Moslem with a big Bin Laden beard;
    I asked, "Are you a terrorist, is that your bloody lurk?"
    He said, "No, I'm a carpenter, I'm on my way to work."

    I watched him, tracked him, rang up A.S.I.O.
    I dobbed him into Alan Jones on talk-back radio.
    I may not be a beauty and I don't have any sense
    But, by God, I know my duty to the national defence!

    They're going to bomb the Harbour Bridge then quiet as a mouse,
    They'll sneak up with explosives and blow up the Opera House.
    They're going to blow up Murphy's pub. I've heard about the plot …
    I hope they get the pokies 'cause I'm losing quite a lot.

    There's terrorism everywhere; it makes a man afraid…
    I’m buying a machine gun and I'll build a barricade.
    You'll have to know the password if you come and visit me.
    Shoot first, ask questions later mate, that's my philosophy.

    My Aunty May's eccentric; "You’re paranoid," she said.
    She doesn't believe the terrorists are underneath the bed.
    She reckons it's "hysteria"… I don’t know what she meant …
    She said she’s far more frightened of the Federal Government.

    John Howard will protect us, he is very strong and brave;
    He's passing legislation that will make you all behave!
    You won't be facing Mecca on that silly bloody mat
    You'll all be Church of England, Abdul, cogitate on that!

    Final Chorus
    Watch them, track them…


    Many tanks to John Dengate for permission to include this song in the Union Songs collection.

    Alan Jones is a "Shock Jock" on commercial radio and long time supporter of the Howard government. A.S.I.O is the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation about whom there are quite a number of songs

Terrorist song by Chris Maltby @ BMC's Dengate memorial 2013