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Uke Left wing political parodies (48) RE: Left wing political parodies 29 Mar 11


Jim,
Here is a longer text of 'Serge and I', as printed in the NZ left-wing song book "Kiwi Youth Sing" (1951). A note states that is is "Probably Australian in origin". My father recalls singing it at that time. Have you ever tried singing it as a kind of round? Sounds great (the second singer starts on the "and"):


When Serge and I were young
We used to live in Omsk,
Where we spent our tme
Learning to make bombsk.
When Serge and I grew up,
We went away to Tomsk,
Where we spent our time
Manufacturing bombsk.
Da, da, da, da, da.
Manufacturing bombsk.

When Serge and I were caught
They took us to Murmansk,
Where we spent our time
Fabricating plansk.
When Serge and I escaped
We hitch-hiked back to Omsk,
And blew up all the bourgeoisie
With our beautiful bombsk.
[Da, da, da... etc.]

Now Serge is Commissar
Of the Soviet of Omsk,
And I am Commissar
Of the Soviet of Tomsk.
But we would not give up
Our conspiratorial plotsk,
So we became the agents of
The exiled Comrade Trotsk!
[Da, da, da... etc.]


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