Monday, 21 January 2019

2019 Dale and John Dengate Parody Mug attracts brilliant Songs and Performers

Click on pictures for full-screen image

 article © Dale Dengate

A baker’s dozen of brilliant entries were presented at the Parody competition. Parodies were based on a large variety of traditional and contemporary works such as Drover’s Dream , Patriot Game, and writers Frank The Poet (Francis MacNamara) and Paterson while topics ranged from sensitive to satirical send-ups and covered current politicians with their actions and policies, sex and genders, mumblers and twister sisters, Fairwork and John Dengate himself; with subjects handled both seriously and hilariously.

Chris Woodland helped me adjudicate and although it was no easy task, we selected John Turbridy’s parody. He was awarded the prestigious mug for his parody based on the 1762  song about the fight for equal rights of the common-man and woman. John brought the words up to date with comment on financial  fiasco and bank frauds with people’s funds.
It was a great concert and many suggested that the songs should be recorded. I certainly hope all performers get a chance to perform their parody on numerous occasions.


Photo of John & his personal mug taken by
Graeme Morrison (courtesy of John Tubridy)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Other photos © Sandra Nixon

MC Comradesirbigruss with The Mug


THE BANKING ROYAL COMMISSION SONG
© John Tubridy

The law locks up the man or woman, who steals the goose from off the common.
But leaves the greater villain loose who steals the common from the goose.
The law demands that we atone when we take things, we do not own.
But leaves the lords and ladies fine who take things that are yours and mine.

The poor and wretched don’t escape. If they conspire the law to break.
This must be so but they endure. Those who conspire to make the law.
Steal from the bank. there is no bail. Steal from the bank, go straight to jail
But when banks steal from you and me. Then that’s ok, they go scot free.

The law locks up the man or woman who steals the goose from off the common.
But leaves the greater villain loose who steals the common from the goose

The Banking Royal Commission's dead. Can you believe the things they said?
Robbed from the dead, confused the blind, pretend that everything is fine.
The Royal Commission exposed the shame. The Royal Commission named the names
But we’ll soon forget we’ll all move on. Thanks for nothing Mr Morrison!

The law locks up the man or woman who steals the goose from off the common.
But leaves the greater villain loose who steals the common from the goose.

Bank thieves come in different guise, in business suits they hide the lies.
No robbers gun, no holdup plan. They take our money because they can!
Royal Commissions come and go. Watch bank accounts of lawyer’s grow
What will be next, will they make it clear? Who can we trust, who should we fear?

The law locks up the man or woman who steals the goose from off the common.
But leaves the greater villain loose. Who steals the common from the goose
The law demands that we atone. When we take things, we do not own.
But leaves the lords and ladies fine. Who take things that are yours and mine

Steal from the bank there is no bail, steal from the banks go straight to jail
But when banks steal from you and me, Then that’s ok they go scot free!
Then that’s ok they go scot free!  John Tubridy on Soundcloud


John
Tubridy singing The Banking Royal Commission Song




 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

A copy of the close runner-up entry, written by Matthew Clarke.
 ‘ Our National Lament -It’s Just not Cricket.’
TUNE: Broken Down Squatter.
Matthew’s research : First published in1894 as The Squatter’s Farewell. 1885 A.D.Anthos. Written by Charles Augustine Flower. Queensland station owners were keen songwriters in 1880-90s. Charles Fowler’s manuscripts are in the Oxley Library, Brisbane. In 1891, squatters were at war with the shearers in the Shearer’s strike. In 1893, the banks crashed. The tune is from Jack ‘Hoopiron’ Lee who was 77 and had been blind for a number of years when he was recorded by John Meredith, in 1953.

JUST NOT CRICKET – our county’s lament,   Matthew Clarke,  January 2019.

Come Scomo old man, you must change while you can
All your mates on the hard right are mad.
Or you’ll wave your farewells to your leadership plan
When we are voting for Shorten instead.
Together we’ll oust you from the Capital house
It’s tough that such things have to be.
And it’s hard on a leader bereft of all nouce
In a fair dinkum country like me.
CHORUS:
For the banks are all bastards they say
And you can’t help a poor refugee.
When your plump politicians show no inhibitions
What chance for a nation like me?

No more can we say that we play by the rules
Or spiel on our sporting prowess,
For we ripped and we rubbed and cheated like fools
Now our team s in a terrible mess.
Leave the interest rates down it won’t matter much now,
Only the rich can get credit it’s said.
The Commission has found, that the banks have avowed
To be charging me fees when I’m dead.
CHORUS:

When our country is cursed with self- interest and worse, ignored children abused in their scores
And we say : We are sorry for stealing your kids
And go and do it some more.
But the farce has been played and the Government changed
It’s Prime Minister, again just for fun.
So Malcolm was sent, but to Peter’s lament:
O.M.G. when Scott Morrison won.
CHORUS:

T’was done for a lesson for leaving the session.
‘Bring them here!’ is the chant in the street.
Too gutless to stay when you can’t get your way
So you shut down to avoid the defeat.
There’s corruption by choice from your National’s voice.
There’s a few looking rather askance,
With ‘Sugar Daddy’ Broad and beef rooter Joyce
Can’t keep their poli-dicks in their pants.
Chorus:
For the banks are all bastards they say
And you can’t help a poor refugee.
When your plump politicians show no inhibitions
What chance for a nation like me?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~



1.  Judges Dale Dengate & Chris Woodland

2.  MC
Comradesirbigruss & Dale

3.  Audience

4.  2nd entrant - Gail Copley

5.  3rd entrant - Allan Wright


6.  4th entrant - Phil Manus

7.  5th entrant, Brian Jonathon

8.  6th entrant - Matthew Clarke

9.  7th entrant, Peter Willey


10.  8th entrant, Tia Juana


11. 9th entrant, Jane Scott

12.  10th entrant, Mike Martin

13.  11th entrant, Clark Gormley

14. 12th entrant, The Ballpoint Penguins

15.  13th entrant, Steve Wilson


16.  Dale giving the Judges report..

17.
Comradesirbigruss, Dale Dengate, Lachlan Dengate, Chris Woodland & Robyn Sykes who graciously declined to perform her entry as time was up.


************************************************************************************************* *************************************************************************************************


No comments:

Post a Comment