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Written by Peter Smith   
Sunday, 15 February 2009 16:47



I was amazed when the The Sun came out in support of The labour Party during the run up to the 1997General Election. The following day the Guardian had an article headlined Tony’s Basking in The Sun. It seemed to me to be a good title for a song. The song attempts to capture the spirit of May Day. The words are just pie in the sky hopes for the future after so many years of winter. I believe the tune is traditional.

 


Chorus

There’ll be no more corruption, there’ll be no more state crime
You can say goodbye to Major and that madman Hesseltine
There’ll be no more dole queues, there’ll be jobs for everyone
We’re right behind you Tony now your basking in The Sun

So open up your windows and let The Sun pour in
Take down the bars, unbolt the door throw the guard dog in the bin
And take a walk out free at night and feel the summer air
It’s courtesy of Murdoch and our PM Mr. Blair

Chorus

The hospitals will cure the sick, there’ll be beds for everyone
And every child will go to school and become an Oxford Don
There’ll be water, water everywhere even though its Sun, Sun, Sun
We’ll utilize the nation whilst basking in The Sun

Chorus

And the battle’s nearly over now Murdoch is on our side
All you reds still under the bed, there’s no more need to hide
For Benn will have a column the workers’ rights to plea
And Short and Rosa Luxemburg will be featured on page three

Chorus

So there’ll be no more corruption from this great and glorious day
For Summer is a coming in and Winters gone away
And we’ll all sing hallelujah for the brave new world to come
We’ll skip and dance the time away basking in The Sun

Chorus

On May the 1st the workers day with May poles on our mind
We’ll leave the dole and skip to the pole to put the past behind
We’ll form a massive circle to rejoice the times to come
With Tony in the middle welcoming in The Sun



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