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Bobby Shafto Updated



 



Bobby Shafto’s home from sea



After massed redundancies at BP



He’s had to sign on at the dole



No longer jobs with Old King Coal



Lining up there with the rest



The North of England so depressed



If your country’s run by millionaires



Why the heck should they care



Just govern by ever open mouth



Platitudes boomed from way down south



 



foreign seamen cost less for more



so Bobby Shafto’s back on shore



and they shafted Bobby Shafto



 



He’s not so blonde and he’s not so fair



All his worries causing thinning hair



And he really doesn’t know why



He’s been labelled as work shy



He’s traipsed with despair all over the town



But every employer has turned him down



But he’s not a man to shirk



So he’s involved in voluntary work



Just another victim in the ranks



Of the chaos caused by marauding banks



 



 



he came down to Hull to try his hand



fishing quotas all sold to Iceland



a well and truly shafted Shafto



 



Now Bobby Shafto’s lost his wife



Due to declining standards of life



And Bobby Shafto felt such a louse



When the bank took back his house



Bobby’s in a hostel now



He had to survive somehow



And he’s in a state of tension



Since they went and deferred his pension



But in spite of his declining wealth



He knows it’s all for the nation’s health



 



so Bobby stands by the Tyne side



now contemplating suicide



in the final shafting of Shafto




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Bobby Shafto Updated