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High Jinks.1963


There was scandal in high places
With  Chrissie Keeler on the scene.
In fact some thought it went
To nearly as high as the queen.
An aspiring good time girl
Who was seemingly kept handy
For those society occasions
Along with her friend Mandy.

Frequently seen at Clivenden,
Lord Astors Country estate,
Where she was said to frolic
Along with him and his mates.
Information on the scandal
Was kept a little patchy
But it seemed to involve
A Soviet military attache,

And our foreign secretary
The unwise John Profumo
So, a  case of national security
And he really had to go.
The government trembled
The Prime Minister resigned
And political loyalties
Were quickly realigned.

They came down hard
On poor Stephen Ward
And with the shame
Poured on his name
Allegedly committed suicide
And so the scandal slowly died.
With The scapegoat gone
Society tried to move on,

With much relief at the palace
A certain Prince breathed again
And doubt cast on the morals
Of many aristocratic men.
Chris and Mandy slipped away
To the Tel Aviv night club scene
And those people in power acted as
Though the scandal had never been.

Just two years later
A general election was fought
Did it help Labour into power
As so many folk then thought.
And the joy of the swinging sixties
Spread to the people at large
But whatever the situation
The same lot remained in charge.







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