Mandy Boy

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Oh Mandy boy, the polls, the polls are falling

From seat to seat, and down the toilet pan

The honeymoon's gone by, the party's stalling

'Tis you, 'tis you must leave, fast as you can.

And hurry back for Millbank's in a muddle

We need to rally troops, we need a pro

'Tis you they fear for spinshine and for spuddle

Oh Mandy boy, oh Mandy boy, we love you so.

And when you come, to find the new babes crying

And Ken in bed, where Frank should frankly be

You'll come and mend the mess in which I'm lying

And kneel and think a slogan up for me.

And I shall cheer, though hard you'll tread upon me

And ev'ry speech shall smooth and soothing be

For you'll not fail once you have fed upon me

I won't be in one piece until you set me free.

I won't be in one piece until you set me free.

This article first appeared in the 01 May 2000 issue of the New Statesman, Why I am voting for Ken Livingstone