Murray Lachlan Young
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Farewell to you Maggie Oh Maggie farewell
Some eulogise you, some give you hell
Repeating the phrases that caused notoriety
Stating there is no such thing as society
Friend to the bank, brutally frank
Reagan’s big pal, rode in a tank
You mobilized classes with social volte-faces
You mangled the unions, kicked euro arses
Maggie, Maggie, Maggie!
You parleyed with Pinochet, gifted the satirist.
Nelson Mandela, you branded a terrorist
Flogged council houses, sold the utilities
Founded new Labour in all probability
One usually lost if one stood up and fought yer
You hammered your colleagues like lambs to the slaughter
Stated the falklands were ‘ours’ in totality
Turned the big bang to a fiscal reality
Littered the city with monstrous earning
The lady you stated was never for turning
Your standing its seems in the final prognosis
Reviled and admired in similar doses
Some will remember the chill in your air
Some will remember your teeth and your hair
But most that you gave and you asked for no quarter
Maggie, Maggie, Maggie
Over and out
But not bad for a greengrocers daughter
Listen again to Songs from Murray's acclaimed BBC Radio 4 series The Alien balladeer.
Murray sings the songs of some of those who walk the roads less travelled.
Now also available for your permanent enjoyment from:
Murray Lachlan Young on 6Music Breakfast
14th December 2012
A Poem for the Pope, in 140 Characters
Murray Lachlan Young is one of the UK’s most dynamic and best-known exponents of spoken-word and stand up poetry.
Known best for his satirical commentaries on the bizarreness of contemporary life. Murray is known for punchy wit, brooding subtext & occasional attacks of unaccompanied erotic folk song. Murray has played the main stages at Glastonbury, T-in-the-Park and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre & has toured with The pretenders, Julian cope, Morcheeba, The Pet shop boys amongst others. Having recorded with Chuck D, Morcheeba, Jools Holland, Shriekback & many unknown bearded weirdoes, Murray has also appeared in Movies opposite, Gerard Depardieu, Hugh Grant, Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Tim Spell, Rachel Weiss.
Currently 6Music's resident poet, the original regular on Sony Gold winning Radio 4 Saturday Live show, regular on BBC radio 2 Culture show & contributor to the BBC's test match special. He is currently touring his own self-titled one man show, as well as his Modern Cautionary Tales For Children II. He writes regularly for The Times, Guardian, Erotic review & The Chap Magazine. Published in UK Italy & USA. Commissioned by Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre News Night, BBC, ITV, MTV channel 4 & more.