By Jove Missus, I make no apologies for returning to the subject of Shanghai, because as I said last time, our £3million Liverpool Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo is money well spent, particularly if they now want to send me back on another freebie for a special Liverpool Day grand finale.
The show, which will focus on Liverpool’s bright future, will be compered by Brian Inglis from TVs All Our Yesterdays. But best of all missus, the star attraction will be the greatest musical group the world has ever seen, who are re-uniting for Liverpool Day. Yes it’s true! The Liverpool lads who shook the world and changed the face of popular culture forever.............wait for it!
No it's the later and much better version, "The Bootleg Scuffles" starring Mike McSpielman, John Bucketawaterman and my very good friend and poet Reggie McCough. They will be going over to perform some of their greatest hits and maybe a few of Reggie's mucky Limericks. (although hopefully not the one about the man from Hong Kong)
So c’mon ladies and gentlemen lets sack a few people so we can raise the money and have a bit of fun in Shanghai on the last day.
Now because we are very close, my good friend Reggie McCough, has sent me a sneak preview of a specially written new version of their number one hit “Lilly We’re Skint” and so here it is below for a good old singalong. C’mon, cough it up for McCough!
“Lilly Free Drink” By Reggie McCough
We’ll drink and drink and drinkup all the free drink and drink and drinkIf they send us off to Shang-a-haiFor it’s another - Municipal Cock upWhere the cost has - gone too high.
Poor Warren Bradley - took it very badlyWhen he slid right down his po-oh-oleFor they invented - Municipal Cock upsThat’s why the Lib dems - lost Control
The Daily Post has - writers who ghost asEditorials that are spin eh hinBut I think that - we know who’s behind itAnd just who tells them - what goes in
They said our pavilion – that’s cost three millionCould make us fifty - in your dree e eamsBut in ano-ther - Municipal cock-upIt’s just got Beatles - and Football teams
chorusSo - we’ll drink and drink and drinkup all the free drink and drink and drinkIf they send us off to Shang-a-haiFor it’s another - Municipal Cock upWhere the cost has - gone too high.
For Liver-pool day - they want us to payThree hundred grand, they must be nu-u-utsWhile at the same time, the deficit budgetMeans that we’ll pay it - with job cuts.
Now isn’t it funny - how we run out of moneyAnd we hear the - same old cry- i –yYet we can pay out - 78 MillionTo LDL who - bleed us dry
Roger Phillips - must see that this bill tipsCommon sense right over boar-or-oardAnd this Expo folly - has cost too much lollyThat we really - can’t afford
The Philharmonic - can fly back supersonicWhen they offend them with their show –o -owFor in another - Municipal cock-upThey’re playing Ying Tong - Diddle i Po
Shanghai will be baffled - when they see the ScaffoldThey’ll be asking - which one’s Pau-a-aulThey’ll say pull the other- that’s only his brotherAnd line us all up against the wall
chorusWe’ll drink and drink and drinkup all the free drink and drink and drinkIf you give more cash to Shang-a-haiFor it’s a Lib Dem - Municipal Cock upThe cost for you is - far too high.
Sooooooo - weeeeeeeee’ll - need a sodding drink‘Cos we’re on the brink the brink the brinkOf death caused by - a thousand cu-u-utsAdmit the Expo’s a Municipal Cock upAnd - show – us - that - yooooou’ve – got some guts.