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(A re-post about immigration.  Timely, given the EU elections this week. And a reminder of when immigration was less benign)


Those crazy Normans brought a notion

To Pevensey Bay

It involved our demotion

And I don’t mean pay;

If your hairdo is flaxen

It’s a give-away

Then you must be Saxon -

Serfin’s here to stay.


You might have lorded the Manor

Been an Earl or a gent

Coat of arms or a banner

And owned half of Kent

We’re taking over your country

You Saxons are passé

Prepare yourselves for bondage -

Serfin’s here to stay.


There’s gonna be some changes

Like le droit de seigneur

(I get to shag your girlfiend)

If you’re in my tenure

And we bring a new language

For you to lire et parler;

Au revoir a l’anglais

Serfin’s here to stay.


You could end up slaughtered

If you disobey

“Hanged, drawn and quartered”

On your resume

All your children from birthing

From now until Doomsday;

Everybody’s gone serfin’ -

Serfin’s here to stay.




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John Coopey

Sun 26th May 2019 22:31

Jennifer - I think le droit de seigneur predates MeToo.

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jennifer Malden

Sun 26th May 2019 20:13

Nice one! Let's hope the Seigneur might find himself in trouble shagging a 'girlfiend'.


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John Coopey

Sun 26th May 2019 15:08

Quite right, MC. “Psycho” did for Normans what Hitler did to Adolphs.

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 26th May 2019 14:58

An historical hoot - with shades of some distant uninvited (Hastings)
beach boys!! I've never found the name "Norman" to apply to
anyone I wanted to know...or trust!

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John Coopey

Sun 26th May 2019 09:00

Thanks, Don.
I thought you’d like some politics,
A bit of Marx and Hegel;
I wrote it over breakfast too,
Some tea and toasted bagel.

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Don Matthews

Sat 25th May 2019 23:48

You say UK went serfing
Serfing all the way
Lotsa fun and frolic
Shagging in the hay

I'm glad that we at that time
Were 10,000 miles away
Our girls escaped this shagging
Shagging in the hay

Now please don't dare go mention
Convicts at Botany Bay
You people sent to girl-shag
Shagging in the hay

I will say John I thank you
For source material
To comment back on screen while I
Breakfast, cereal

D ?

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