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[[File:The Sound of Maggie! America!|thumb|right|335 px|America! starts at 05:43.]]'''''(Announcer) '''''<br />''(The Sharks and the Wets on-stage please for "Westminster Story!")''
 
[[File:The Sound of Maggie! America!|thumb|right|335 px|America! starts at 05:43.]]'''''(Announcer) '''''<br />''(The Sharks and the Wets on-stage please for "Westminster Story!")''
   
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'''(Margaret Thatcher)'''<br />I want to be like America,<span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>No-one Lefty in America,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>Right wing loony in America,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span>
   
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<span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>People like me in America!
   
'''(Margaret Thatcher)'''<br />I want to be like America,<span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>No-one Lefty in America,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>Right-wing loony in America,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>People like me in America!
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No TUC in America,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>No EEC in America,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>No C of E in America,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>No [[Archbishop Robert Runcie|Rob Runsie]] in America!<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span>
   
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I know a city called London,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>Shaking it up is what I’ve done,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>British ideas just don't work,<span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>Still I turn it all into New York! ''(Ha ha!)''
   
   
No TUC in America,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>No EEC in America,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>No C of E in America,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>No [[Archbishop Robert Runcie|Rob Runsie]] in America!<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>
 
   
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I want to be like America,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>No royalty in America,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>No-one curtsey in America,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>Except to me in America!
   
   
I know a city called London,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>Shaking it up is what I’ve done,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>British IB hits the silt-works, '''(?)'''<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>Still I turn it all into New York! ''(Ha ha!)''
 
   
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No NHS in America,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>No state lunches in America,<span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>No free illness in America,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>Couldn’t care less in America!
 
I want to be like America,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>No royalty in America,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>No-one curtseys in America,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>Except to me in America!
 
 
 
 
No NHS in America,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>No state like us in America, '''(?)'''<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>No free ill-ness in America,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>Couldn’t care less in America!
 
   
   
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I want to be like America,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>No good TV in America,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>No BBC in America,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>No KDD in America!
 
I want to be like America,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>No good TV in America,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>No BBC in America,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>No KDD in America!
   
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Free enterprise in America,
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All privatised in America,
   
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Avarice pleased in America,
   
Free enterprise in America,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>All privatised in America,<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>Ever despised in America, '''(?)'''<span style="font-weight:normal;"> </span><span style="font-weight:normal;"><br /></span>All are despised in America!
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Poor are despised in America!
   
   

Latest revision as of 03:58, September 28, 2019

"America!" is the fifth song from The Sound of Maggie!, and is sung by Margaret Thatcher and a chorus. It is a parody of "America!" by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim from the 1957 musical West Side Story, and its lyrics tell of Thatcher's desire for the United Kingdom to be more like the United States.

Lyrics Edit

The Sound of Maggie! America!

The Sound of Maggie! America!

America! starts at 05:43.

(Announcer)
(The Sharks and the Wets on-stage please for "Westminster Story!")

(Margaret Thatcher)
I want to be like America,
No-one Lefty in America, 
Right wing loony in America, 


People like me in America!

No TUC in America, 
No EEC in America, 
No C of E in America, 
No Rob Runsie in America! 

I know a city called London, 
Shaking it up is what I’ve done, 
British ideas just don't work,
Still I turn it all into New York! (Ha ha!)


I want to be like America, 
No royalty in America, 
No-one curtsey in America, 
Except to me in America!


No NHS in America, 
No state lunches in America,
No free illness in America, 
Couldn’t care less in America!


I know a village called Greenham, 
The only place here that I’m keen on, 
That is the reason that I say, 
America rules UK!


I want to be like America, 
No good TV in America, 
No BBC in America, 
No KDD in America!

Free enterprise in America,

All privatised in America,

Avarice pleased in America,

Poor are despised in America!


America!

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