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Song: MacSpring the Knife

Song: MacSpring the Knife
protest song with words by Heathcote Williams

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MACSPRING THE KNIFE
lyrics by Heathcote Williams

(to be sung to the tune of ‘Mac the Knife’
from ‘The Threepenny Opera’ by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht)

Oh, the shark has - pretty teeth dear
And he shows 'em - pearly white
And MacSpring, dear - has loads of cash, dear
But he keeps it - out of sight.

In Jericho, dear - one Sunday morning
Lies a boater - oozing life
And who sneaks off, dear? - down the towpath?
Who could that be? - MacSpring the Knife!

And when that shark bites - with his teeth, dear
Jericho’s boaters - they’re left for dead
And MacSpring, dear - has the bureaucrats
In his pay, dear - or in his bed.

Then from a cruiser - going slowly
See cement bags - dropping down;
And as they splash, dear - down in the water,
You bet MacSpring is - back in town.

He’s putting up slums, dear - as fast as poss., dear,
Cheap and nasty - but what’s he care?
“I sweep away dreams, dear! - don’t stand in my way, dear!
I count my squillions - then creep back to my lair!”

Now Oxford Council - they all fall silent,
They don’t dare to - interfere
‘Cause that MacSpring, dear - he pays their fees, dear,
And then he fills them, - fills them all with fear.

See the streets of Jericho - they’re slowly vanishing.
What’s Oxford doing - something rash?
And MacSpring, dear - where’s he gone, dear?
Gone back to Mayfair - with all his cash.

Oh, the shark has - pretty teeth dear
And he shows 'em - pearly white
Oh, MacSpring, dear - has loads of cash, dear
But he keeps it out of sight.

And certain people - they all want some
He hands it over - late at night.
And what do they care? - if Jericho crumbles?
Cause old MacSpring, dear - he’ll have seen them right.

Jericho Canalside development threat.
More information at www.jerichowharf.com/
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.