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(en) God rest ye lying Liberals - song of "APEC II" demonstration

From "Gavin McGarrigle" <gmcgarrigle@home.com>
Date Wed, 9 Dec 1998 16:01:15 -0500


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Students at last night's "APEC II" demonstration at the Hyatt Hotel in
downtown Vancouver sat down when riot police advanced and began singing.
Organizers with bullhorns led the crowd in a reworked version of "God rest
ye merry gentlemen." while the cops stopped banging their shields with
batons in order to listen to the crowd.

I haven't felt such holiday spirit in years!  The words are reproduced below
in their entirety for your amusement,

Merry Xmas!

Gavin McGarrigle
gmcgarrigle@home.com

CAW local 4234
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God rest ye lying Liberals

God rest ye lying Liberals
How long do you think you'll stay?
Remember, like Suharto, you've seen a better day.
You've made no jobs, you've robbed the poor,
you've stolen equally pay.

	O thick clouds of mace and pepper spray,
	pepper spray,
	O thick clouds of mace and pepper spray.

Chretien's invites all went out
The APEC despots came
Against the student protesters
the mounties then took aim
no democratic rights for you
they said we're all to blame

	O thick clouds of mace and pepper spray,
	pepper spray,
	O thick clouds of mace and pepper spray.

And then they brought in Andy Scott,
he wasn't very bright.
He couldn't keep his big mouth shut,
he never told it right.
He had to resign in disgrace
now he's a sorry sight.

	O thick clouds of mace and pepper spray,
	pepper spray,
	O thick clouds of mace and pepper spray.

A press conference for Jean Chretien
(the "Shawinigan strangler" of late)
He said to the reporters
"I put pepper on my plate" (sing with his accent)
"Water cannons, baseball bats," (sing with his accent)
Spin doctors were too late.

	O thick clouds of mace and pepper spray,
	pepper spray,
	O thick clouds of mace and pepper spray.

Oh Chretien and you Liberals
it's time to turf you out
if you don't leave of your own will
we're gonna kick and shout
We all want you gone today,
of that there is no doubt,

	O thick clouds of mace and pepper spray,
	pepper spray,
	O thick clouds of mace and pepper spray.

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