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Pied Piper 31 Jan 03 - 10:06 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: PEL Protest song
From: Pied Piper
Date: 31 Jan 03 - 10:06 AM

As I was doing my online Tax return this song against the PEL legislation popped into my head.

To the tune "Over the hills and far away"


I wish I lived in fair Scotland
Were public music isn't banned
To Act and dance to sing and play
Over the hills and far away

O'r the hills and far away
Just to dance and sing and play
Kim Howells commands
And if we obey
We must go over the hills to play

If I were a football Fan
I could chant without a ban
But if I sing with the TV off
The cops could come and carry me off

Chorus

The Burglar gets to paint a wall
The corporate cheats get bugger all
But we who dance and sing and play
To six months jail could be sent away

Chorus

This lying politicians goal
Is sliding up his greasy pole
And we the victims of his climb
Must change the Bill will there's still time

Chorus

To every body here I say
Don't let them take your rights away
To act and dance and sing and play
In our own land not far away

Chorus

Please be gentle with me, this is the first song I've ever written.
Feel free to perform,improve or add extra verses.

All the best PP

Click for more PEL Protest Songs


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: PEL Protest song
From: Mr Happy
Date: 31 Jan 03 - 11:37 AM

outstanding! staggering! hearty congratulations PP!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: PEL Protest song
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 31 Jan 03 - 07:12 PM

Another, this one by CLive Lever

The House of the Rising Sun


There is a pub in every town they call the rising sun
and it's bin the venue for many a new band.
It'll soon play host to none.

When mother voted Labour
She never could have dreamed
that all the bands in all the land
could be silenced by their schemes.

The sound of dorset folkies
is Howell's idea of hell,
and the only time that he's satisfied is when their voice is stilled.

Ron Bridgett, tell the government
not to do what they plan to do
Condemn us all to the shame and misery
of no jazz, no folk, no blues.

While football crowds on wide screens
Sing Never Walk alone,
It'll be a crime to sing one line of the House of the Rising Sun.
If Blair and all his big guns
should outlaw harmless fun
You'll lose your chance to sing and dance
in the House of the Rising Sun.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: PEL Protest song
From: Gareth
Date: 31 Jan 03 - 07:33 PM

Hmmm ! The thought of Folkies and Morris Dancers being sentanced to community service !!!!

Just a thought - What would be a suitable Community Service ????

Gareth


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: PEL Protest song
From: Gareth
Date: 31 Jan 03 - 07:45 PM

Or thers this wot I plagarised last July, in response to a request from Dave Bryant.

" Dammn - C****d up the line breaks - sorry, try this
OK Dave, yer asked for it :-

It's silent away from your kindred and all
By the bar of a night, where the jobsworth's call
There's nothing so lonesome, or so like hell
Than to stand in the bar of a pub with no PEL

The publican's anxious for license to come.
The crowd are all thirsty, and acting Schtum
The juke box' gone cranky. Karoke is hell.
What a terrible place is a pub with no PEL.

The troubadore walks in, with his finely tuned throat
Breasts up to the bar; pulls a flute from his coat;
But the smile on his face quickly turns to a sneer
As the barman says sadly; "You can't play here."

The singer rolls in, covered in dust and flies;
Goes up to the bar, wipes the sweat from his eyes
But when he is told, he says; "What's this you tell?
I've come seventy miles to a pub with no PEL."

There's a dog under the table, for shut tap he waits
But the boss is all quiet, can't sing with his mates
He cowers with terror, for it's a doggy hell
It's no place for a dog, in a pub with no PEL

It's lonesome away from your kindred and all
In a Pub in the country, where the little birdies call
But there's nothing so stupid, so we will tell.
Cos that avian chorus requires no PEL "



Gareth


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: PEL Protest song
From: Neighmond
Date: 01 Feb 03 - 01:58 AM

Just think, all! If we get sent off to the road gang and hard labor for disobeying PEL, we could all sing:

THis ole hammer-
*WHOP*
Killed John Henery-
*WHOP*
Won't kill me!
*WHOP*
Won't kill me!
*WHOP*

All in unison
Without the license.
FWIW
CHAZ


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: PEL Protest song
From: Neighmond
Date: 01 Feb 03 - 02:19 AM

My appologies to the author of "Galway Bay"


"If I ever go acrost the sea to England
And maybe at the closing of the day
We sing a turn or two down in some alehouse
The law would have to come haul me away.

The music comes across the world from all lands
It's carried by the travelers where e're they go
But the polititions seek to still the masses
For music is a language they don't know.

They passed a law that makes a crime of singing
They say our instruments we cannot play
But since music didn't come from politicians,
It's not a right that they can take away.

And if there is a home in there hereafter
A Beulah land that lies beyond the skies
I'll take my place and sing with all the angels
In that land where politicians seldom rise!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: PEL Protest song
From: Neighmond
Date: 01 Feb 03 - 02:21 AM

Please excuse the ratty spelling-
Chaz


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: PEL Protest song
From: The Shambles
Date: 01 Feb 03 - 02:22 AM

A PEL Protest Song lyrics. For more.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: PEL Protest song
From: harlowpoet
Date: 01 Feb 03 - 05:35 AM

The Other Day I came up with this limerick

There once was a minister called Howells
Whose licensing bill cheered night owls
But the musical part
He had formed from the start
Through the hole where he emptied his bowels


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: PEL Protest song
From: clansfolk
Date: 01 Feb 03 - 06:10 AM

No Singing Aloud
Words P Skinner & John Bond (Tune Lancashire Lasses)





Once we could only sing "Two in a Bar"
We thought that restriction was going too far
We asked them to change it and so here we are
It's none in a bar there will be


So we took up Morris dancing, out on the street
But now, the government's put on the heat
'Cause if anyone's watching the law we won't meet
So it's no Morris dancing for me


I went to the pub the Jukebox to hear
Bought me a sandwich and had me a beer
But I, could not sway to the music I fear
'Cause dancing you can't do for free



Can't hear myself think in the pub now you see
They're watching the match on the widescreen TV
And I think to myself "now how can that be?"
That they don't need a licence for that?



Get your MP to sign, E D M 331
Before singing and dancing and music is gone
And I've just realized that in singing this song
A criminal then I will be....


So plead for me with your M.P.....

Or no music and dancing there'll be.....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: PEL Protest song
From: Mr Happy
Date: 04 Feb 03 - 07:08 AM

Three Singers from Somerset
Three Somerset singers
May please the ladies
Dr Howells thinks
They're straight from Hades

What is folk?
We can't tell
Ask our Minister
He knows it's hell.

Folk can't be culture
At home or overseas
Now there's a doctor in the house
With foot in the mouth disease

What is folk?
We can't tell
Ask our Minister
He knows it's hell.




Roger Gall Sing It Elsewhere (tune: Villikins and his Dinah)
Sing it here
Sing it there
For the sake of the landlord Please sing it elsewhere

Important to us, is to be able to sing
And thought by many, to be very fine thing
But councils officials, who can count up to three
Are making outlaws of you and me

Sing it here etc

I bring you news of a terrible fact
Singing in pubs is a criminal act
At the moment you're safe if there's only two
But there's even worse news, in the Parliament due

Sing it here etc

The two in a bar rule is to be taken away
Now no one will be able to play
Folk songs from England or music from France
Without official permission sought well in advance

Sing it here etc

They say "you can't sing, public safety I'm afraid"
It would seem be fine, if your not paid?
It is only the Minister that understands
How the pub is unsafe, when 'money changes hands'

Sing it here etc

And the lads can crowd in, watch their team on TV
Need no, permission or a safe capacity
Can shout all they wish and nothing is wrong
Only, needing permission to burst into song

Sing it here etc

Football supporters with money to burn
Can wake up the neighbours, with no apparent concern
But you and the 'missus', you'd better beware

When you quietly burst into 'Scarborough Fair'

Sing it here etc

I would like you all to write your MP
Its time that they listened to you and to me
I don't know about you but I think this a farce
To hear politicians speak out of their …..(dispatch box)
Sing it here
Sing it there
For the sake of the landlord Please sing it elsewhere

both of above from http://www.freenetpages.co.uk/hp/trg/SCoFF/session.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: PEL Protest song
From: Sliding Down The Bannister At My Auntie's House
Date: 08 Feb 03 - 12:39 PM

There is one of these PEL protests to the tune of Time's They Are A Changin'

Anybody got it?
Click for Times Changin PEL Protest


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: PEL Protest song
From: The Shambles
Date: 08 Feb 03 - 02:13 PM

The threads they are are 'changin' too, I see.........It did make sense to place the request here, but I did go to all the trouble of providing a link....all to no end......in the end.........


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