# Let my people stay

Learning that the British Prime Minister was seeking the EU’s permission to delay Brexit further and threatening to cancel it altogether if she didn’t get her own way (about which I hope to see her in court), I thought I’d add some extra verses to the o-o-ol’ negro spiritual I’d mentioned in my 2004 Houston speech.

LET MY PEOPLE STAY

When Israel was in Egypt’s land
Let my people go
Oppressed so hard they could not stand
Let my people go

Go down Moses
Way down in Egypt land
Tell old Pharaoh
“Let my people go”

“Thus spake the Lord” bold Moses said
Let my people go
“If not I’ll smite your first born dead
Let my people go

No more in bondage shall they toil
Let my people go
Let them come out with Egypt’s spoil
Let my people go

Go down Moses
Way down in Egypt land
Tell old Pharaoh
“Let my people go”

Fast forward to the present day
Let my people go
When Moses has gone, but at least we have May
Let my people go

Go down Theresa!
Way down in Europe land
Tell old Jean-Claude
“Let my people go”

“Thus spake my MPs” said timid May
Let my people stay
“No deal? Oh dear! Forget we asked.”
Let my people stay

Go down Theresa!
Way down in Europe land
Tell old Jean-Claude
“Let my people stay”

Did we say Leave? We meant Remain!
Let my people stay
We swear we’ll never again complain
Let my people stay

Moses schmoses, what made us say
We had a yearning to st-e-al away?
The U-turn was right, it’s better this way …
Oh please forgive us – don’t send us away!

A no deal Brexit?  What made us enact
That if push came to shove we’d settle for that?

It was all a mistake, what we meant to say,
Was please, Mr Juncker, just let us stay.

We’ve no lord but Jean-Claude; we’ll serve him forever
Not bondage but ties we won’t want to sever

We’ll keep redefining Exit Day forever.
(They’ve enacted that now. Wasn’t that clever?)
When will we leave? Most probably never!

Let my people stay

Let my people stay

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One response to “# Let my people stay

  1. Well that certainly sums up the mood of The House Of Commons John, but as is happening in most European Union member states the political elite have totally lost touch with the public.
    Good song, and congratulations for not descenting to the level or personal attacks on the Prime Minister, like some people I could name 🙂

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