21st Century Tommy
I opened up the paper and I saw our new PM
A wearin’ of ‘is poppy outside of Number Ten.
‘E announces new defence cuts, ‘is face all sad an’ long
Then sends us troops to war again – he thinks ‘e looks so strong.
Oh it’s Tommy this, and Tommy that, an’ “can’t afford new kit”
But it’s “‘elp our wounded ‘eros cos you’ve got to do your bit”
Can’t afford new kit, my boys, can’t afford new kit,
And it’s “‘elp our wounded ‘eros” cos we’ve done our bloody bit.
With apologies to Kipling
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