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Default Gilbertian Election Pastiches

Old John was one of the few people on this site who would have enjoyed last week's election. Thinking about what he would have made of it I was struck by a Gilbertian possibility. Needless to say he'd have done it better.

Air: Henceforth, Strephon, cast away

Classic Dom Cummings, with magic wand:
Henceforth, Boris, cast away
Letwin, Grieve and Anna Soub-rey,
Sandbach, Gauke and John Bercow:
Into Government you shall go!

Chorus of Voters:
Into Government he shall go!
Backed by our supreme authority,
He'll command a large majority!
Into Government, Government, Government,
Into Government he shall go,
Into Government he shall go!

Classic Dom:
Now Blyth Valley votes for you,
Grimsby, Bishop Auckland too,
Bassetlaw and Clwyd also:
Into Government you shall go!

Chorus:
Into Government he shall go!
Backed by our Brexitious polity
He'll command a HUGE MAJORITY!
Into Government, G-O-overment,
G-O-V Government he shall go,
Into Government HE SHALL GO.
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