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Sarah, The Bringer of Tea - A Singsong!
5th November, 2008
05:27 pm

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A Singsong!
I'm sitting in First Out in the West End with the fabulous rozk. She has just had a flash of inspiration and penned this song. It's sung to the tune of "My Old Man's a Dustman":

Stonewall was a riot
Drag queens and butch dykes
Not the sort of demo
That Ben Summerskill Likes

Stonewall, they threw dustbins
Hurled bricks at the law
Summerskill throws parties
And don't hurl bricks no-more

Stonewall rioters went to jail
Fighting for their rights
Summerskill serves cocktails
And goes to gala nights

That was real Stonewall
Now it's just a name
Summerskill leaves trans folk out
And never feels the shame

We are the trans nation
Won't take crap no more
Summerskill can hear us
Shout outside his door!


I'm in awe of her ability to ad-lib. I think I'll print out a coupe of hundred lyrics sheets and distribute them at the demo tomorrow!

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From:cyberspice
Date:5th November, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
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Neat!
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From:alicephilippa
Date:5th November, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
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Wonderful!
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:5th November, 2008 06:21 pm (UTC)

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Loved it .If you copied it out you could sing it at the demo
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From:michaeltgo
Date:5th November, 2008 06:22 pm (UTC)
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No! No! I Cannot sing in a Cockney accent! It's all lies I tell you!

my neighbours may beg to differ howsomever.

absolutely brilliant Sarah and Roz
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From:tomatorama
Date:5th November, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
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*applause*
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From:natalie_456
Date:5th November, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
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wow... I'm starting to feel that every time Roz gets mentioned anywhere, my all-ready exceedingly high estimations of her go up a bit more.
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From:zoeimogen
Date:5th November, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
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I have the track on my iPod now... just need to bring some speakers with me. :-)

Would be good if we could video it too!
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From:rozk
Date:6th November, 2008 12:23 am (UTC)
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It's not quite the standard My Old Man's a Dustman as recorded by Lonnie Donegan, because for each verse you repeat the last line twice, then the penultimate line and then the last line again, as a chorus. I think that's how the original song went before skiffle got its hands on it.
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