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Bump Me Into Parliament

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Bump Me Into Parliament

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Bump Me Into Parliament

Come listen all kind friends of mine
I want to move a motion
To make an Eldorado here
I've got a bonza notion

cho: Bump me into parliament
     Bounce me any way at all
     Bang me into parliament
     On next election day

Some very wealthy friends I know
Declare I am most clever
While some can talk for an hour or so
Why I can talk for ever

I've read my bible ten times o'er
And Jesus justifies me
The man who does not vote for me
By Christ he crucifies me

Oh yes I am a Labor man
I believe in revolution
The quickest way to bring it on
Is talking constitution

I think the worker and the boss
Should keep their present stations
So I will surely pass a bill
'Industrial Relations'

Written by Bill Casey an Australian member of the IWW (Industrial Workers
of the World) who later became secretary of the Queensland Branch of the
Seamens Union of Australia.

The IWW or Wobblies played an important part in the development of trade
unions in USA. The most famous Wobbly was organiser/songwriter Joe Hill who
was framed on a murder charge and executed in Salt Lake City. His ashes
were scattered in many cities throughout the world, including Sydney (Where
they were apparently seized by police and burnt in Central Police
Station!). Tune 'Yankee Doodle'
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