Devolution Anthem



Songs by Ian McCalman

Devolution Anthem

© Ian McCalman MCPS/PRS

"Flames On The Water" (1990 Greentrax TRAX036)

Thank you for your kind endeavours
Making Scotland fit for kings
All the gifts that London sends us
All the joy Westminster brings
Hail to our country and our leaders
Ruling with integrity
Wish that we had voted for them
Taking care of you and me

Praise them for their kindly hand-outs
Stand in line ... redundancy
All our friends you've saved from working
He's sold his job, can't you see
Early retirement, that's the plan
A holiday that work can't buy
From sweet sixteen until you meet
That job creator in the sky

Equal rights democracy
The poll tax proves it must be true
Palaces or one-roomed slums
We pay the same, so, God bless you
Thank you for your time-share chalets
And your tiny bijou bed-sit flat
Sold to buy your Scottish castle
"What, my dears, do you think of that?"
Keep the soft soap gently bubbling
Tax the whisky, oil and rain
When at last the oil runs out
The devolution dream will come again