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FIGHTING ON IN OUR 40th YEAR

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ONE CIVIL SERVICE UNION,
ONE GLORIOUS DESTINY!

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THE STREATHAM STRIKER'S SONGBOOK

SAILING

They are sca-bbing
They are sca-bbing
In our office all day long
They are sca-bbing
Money gra-bbing
In our office all day long

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WHO'S THAT GIRL?

Who's that scab? La La lala lala La lala Lala

You're that scab! La La lala lala La lala lala

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WHITE CHRISTMAS

I'm dreaming of a scab free office
just like the one I used to know.
Where the screens all glisten
and management listen
when safety issues start to grow.

I'm dreaming of a scab free office
just like the one I used to know.
May we all be merry all day
and may management not take our screens away.

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THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN

Oh when the scabs go sneaking in

Oh when the scabs go sneaking in

I wanna be on that picket
Oh when the scabs go sneaking in

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HELP!

When I was younger so much younger than today.
I never believed management would take the screens away.
And now the screens are gone and I am not insured.
Now I find the office is more dangerous than before.

Help me if you can I've been knocked down.
And my manager is nowhere to be found.
Help me get myself up off the ground.
Won't you please please help me!

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FAME

Shame! You're gonna scab forever.
You're gonna leave us to die, die!
We're all here standing together, it's safety for both you and I.
Remember! Remember! Remember!

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I GET KNOCKED DOWN

We get knocked down
we can't get up again
cos you took the screens away (repeat four times)

You took the screens away
you took the screens away.

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CHIRPY CHIRPY CHEEP CHEEP

Last night I heard Leigh Lewis singing a song.

Ooh ee take away the screens screens

Woke up this morning and the screens were all gone

Ooh ee take away the screens screens!

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WE WISH YOU A MERRY XMAS

We might be on strike til christmas
We might be on strike til christmas
We might be on strike til christmas
and into new year!


We spoke to the boss,
he don't give a toss
We might be on strike til christmas
and into new year!

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JAMMIN

They're scabbin (scabbin scabbin scabbin)
I thought that scabbin was a thing of the past
They're scabbin (scabbin scabbin scabbin)
and I hope this scabbin doesn't last

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CAN'T STAND LOSING YOU

I told them so many times today
but they keep coming in for the extra pay
when the strike ends you will never see them again
they'll be back inside their office with a flash new pen
I guess you call it cowardice cos they're quite prepared to sell out like this

they can't they can't they can't stop scabbing
they can't they can't they can't stop scabbing (repeat endlessly)

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THEY WANT US TO DIE
(BECAUSE I GOT HIGH)

They took the screens away cos
they want us to die, ooh.
They made the office open plan cos
they want us to die, la da.

Now I'm lying in hosp-ital and I
know why, eh hey
Cos they want us us to die
they want us to die
they want us to die
Ia de da da da da..

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DO THEY KNOW IT'S XMAS

It's a picket line, there's no need to be afraid

On the picket line we just want scabs to feel a bit of shame.

They're taking cash aplenty and they smile and laugh with joy

They don't think about the ones on the picket line

But will they care.

Care 'bout the other ones

At the best of times it's hard but when the screens are gone

We'll have no security windows and we'll all be sitting ducks

we'll look towards our managers who couldn't give two [censored]

It'll be our necks they'll wring there in your offices of doom

and you'll say thank God it's them instead of you.

And there won't be screens in Streatham Branch this Christmas time

They've got to take a real chance with their lives

Cos when resentment grows

the blood will start to flow

then will management put those screens back at all?

Save our screens don't they know it's dangerous out there

(repeat endlessly)

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BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

Leigh Lewis, they killed a man.
You took away the screens,
now all we hear are screams.

Leigh Lewis, in your Jobcentre Plus,
somebody came and threw a brick at us.

Leigh Lewis Ooo wooh!
I don't wanna die,
that man said he'll be back again tomorrow,
and carry on,carry on,
cos to him it doesn't matter.

Too late, our safety's gone,
You say it will be fine,
but there's violence all the time.
Goodbye everybody, I've got to go,
Gotta stop somebody's cash and that's the truth.

Leigh Lewis Ooo wooh!
The benefit rules are tough,
It puts a lot of pressure upon us.
(Guitar/kazoo/whistle/tambourine etc. solo)

I see a little sillouhetto of a man
Oh my gosh oh my gosh
He says he wants his damn giro
Thunderbolts and lightning
Very very frightening for me!

Manager o Manager o Manager o
Manager o
Manager where did you go?
Where did you go o o o o

I'm Leigh Lewis nobody loves me
He's Leigh Lewis doesn't care for safe-ety
won't change his mind about taking the screens.

Easy come easy go screens have got to go!
Chris Nichol no!
The screens have got to go (Got to go)
Chris Nichol
The screens have got to go (Got to go)
(repeat as per song)


No no no no no no no no
Mamma mia mamma mia
we don't want the screens to go
Leigh Lewis hasn't put a screen aside for me,
for me, for meeeeeee! (Let's rock!)

So you think I should let people spit in my eye?
So you think we should work in your office and die?
No, baby can't do this to me baby
just got to get out
just got to get right out of here!

Safety really matters.
Anyone can see.
Safety really matters.
safety really matters…….to me.

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SCREENS BACK (LOVE SHACK)

Put the screens back and we'll have a nice place where, we can work in safety.
Put the screens back ba-by (screens back baby) Screens back put the screens back!
screens back put the screens back!

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YELLOW SUBMARINE (CHORUS)

They want us to work in an office with no screens
an office with no screens an office with no screens
They want us to work in an office with no screens
an office with no screens an office with no screens

Oh my gosh what is that?
An angry punter with a baseball bat
and he's whacked me in the jaw
and I now I can-not work any more.
(Repeat chorus)

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STAYIN ALIVE

Well you can tell by the way they do our work,
they're a bunch of scabs, no time to talk.
Got no morals, no respect,
they just come in here to cash the cheque.

but it's not right, it's not ok,
cos while they look the other way,
the screens come down we get a bash,
while the scabs just count their cash.

it really isn't funny,
it's not about the money
it's stayin alive, stayin alive

I don't give a fuss
for your Jobcentre Plus
it's stayin alive, stayin alive.

Us us us us stayin alive, stayin alive
us us us us stayin alive, stayin alive
us us us us stayin alive stayin alive
us us us us stayin aliiiiiiiiiive!