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Black belt caterpillar wrestler Want lottery education/resistance songs (9) RE: Want lottery education/resistance songs 03 Oct 19

I wrote this when the UK lottery started up in 1996.
If you remember the big ad campain used the question "Is it you?" as a promotion of it.

Can't exactly remember the tune I used, never recorded it, but the end of the chorus is an extra line that rise in pitch to sound as a question.

Feel free to adapt and use.

Robin Madge © 1996

Well I heard the man saying on the radio
That we all had a chance to be rich.
He sounded so sincere to my untrained ear,
As he made his selling pitch.

And we’ll all meet together at the rainbow’s end,
All gold digging by the rules,
Yes we’ll all meet together at the rainbow’s end,
And we’ll all stand round like fools,
Is it you....

Just pick yourself some numbers, leave the rest to us.
It’s only a pound to pay,
Then to find out if you’ve won retirement in the sun
Tune in on Saturday.

Whatever you’re prepared to risk we will take
And put it to good use
Out of every stake a percentage we will take
Then let the government choose.

Well there used to be subsidies, there used to be grants
But these have all been cut,
And now I’m thinking that I begin to smell a rat.
The case is open and shut.

They do a lot of talking, all the good that they can do,
With the money they can raise,
But it’s us who’s going to risk it, and them that takes the biscuit
When the government gets the praise.


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