We'd Love To Sit And Chat With ...
[to the tune 'I'd Love To Have A Beer With Duncan']
We'd love to sit and chat with Jonny,
We'd love to sit and chat with Jon,
We'd talk about our classrooms,
Why more hours will move us on,
We'd talk about my salary,
How economies inflate,
We'd love to sit and chat with jonny,
'cause jon was our mate.
We'd love to sit and meet with Andrew
We'd love to have a chat with Barr
We'd talk about our colleagues,
Why cutting teachers won't get him far,
We'd chat about inflation and the rate of 4.8,
We'd love to have a chat with Andrew,
Before it's too late.
We'd love to have a chat with Katy,
We'd love to have a chat with Kate,
She dropped us in it big time,
We really thought she was a mate,
She fought hard for us last time
But that just sealed our fate,
We'd like to chat with katy 'fore 2-0-0-8!
We'd love to have a chat with Michael,
We'd like to have a chat with Mike,
We'll give him one last message,
"Go on Mike, get on your bike!!"
We'll give him the true figures
That'll challenge his review,
We'd like to have a chat with Michael,
His razor gang too.
I'd love to have a drink with you guys,
I'd love to have drink with you,
We stand here strong together,
And fight for pay, conditions too,
We fight for social justice,
And to values we relate,
I'd love to have a drink with you lot,
'Cause you lot are great!!
Many thanks to Mike Fitzgerald for permission to add this song to the Union Songs web collection
"I am an Organiser for AEU in ACT. We had an extended dispute with Jon Stanhope and Andrew Barr (ACT Chief Minister and Minister of Education) though out much of 2006. We organized many stop work meetings (with 500-3500 attendees, depending on the type of stop work meeting) and sang most of the following songs, en masse, outside the ACT Legislative Assembly. The dispute was sent to private arbitration and settled when it was clear to the ACT govt. that the members were becoming energised by the stop works and numbers were increasing over the months, not decreasing, and that they quite a few members knew the songs so well that they could sing the songs without their song sheets!
Some songs; words and music written by Mike Fitzgerald. Some songs; words written to traditional / popular tunes by Bill Book and Mike Fitzgerald"
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union songs..........a selection by mark gregory