Send Back The (Eurogroup) Clowns

Latest from the Lucey/Coppola double act, with apologies to Stephen Sondheim.



The Germans give nicht;
Grexit looms quick.
Drachmas at last on the ground.
The Euro will tear!
Send back the clowns.....

The union's adrift -
an Ordoliberal split:
Podemos is gaining ground.
But the centre won't move.
Why are there clowns?
Send back the clowns!

Let them stuff T-bills
In banks,
Extend a loan, defer, then they're yours.
Another long meeting again, and wit is quite spare.
Few there are kind....
Sense is not there.

Don't you love farce?
Whose fault? It's clear:
We all colluded and winked,
Now Greeks they pay dear.
The Eurogroup clowns,
Oh, those scary clowns,
Oh bother - they're here.

The centre is rich,
Periphery blitzed,
It isn't a union, you know.
Common currency, it's clear
Designed by clowns
And run now by clowns
Well shielded, it's clear.

Comments

  1. Matt Pappalardo7 March 2015 at 02:36

    You should translate it into German and send it to Sigmar Gabriel. I would say Merkel or Schäuble, but they probably wouldn't bother to listen.

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  2. nice voice =)

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  3. This is one class act. We saw the National production of A Little Night Music with Judy Dench in March 1996 and were there for her rendering at the BBC Proms. OK, you did not have an orchestra but I did enjoy it. And right on the button.

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  4. Please, please can we have a spoof version of the Three Degrees song “When will I see you again?”, but altered so as to refer to the long time we’re having to wait for normal interest rates to return? I’ve set out the lyrics below with a few lines altered so as to refer to interest rates (which don’t scan properly). I’m sure someone else can do better.

    When will I see normal interest rates again?
    When will we share precious moments?
    Will I have to wait forever?
    Or will I have to suffer and cry the whole night through?

    When will I see positive base rates again?
    When will our hearts beat together?
    Are we in love or just friends?
    Is this my beginning or is this the end?
    When will I see you again?
    (When will I see you again?)
    When will I see you again?

    Are we in love or just friends?
    Is this my beginning or is this the end?
    When will I see normal base rates?
    (When will I see you again?)
    When will I see you again?
    (When will I see you again?)
    When will I see you again?
    (When will I see you again?)
    When will I see you again?

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