Western Europe's still a civilized place
Despite those Americans all over the place
But just the other week, i saw it take a little dive
I have always believed that if you're lucky enough
To have a leader who is friendly, decent, honest and just
And not a Tory
You'd better keep him alive
So why'd they go and shoot Olof Palme
Why'd they go and gun that good man down.
Well, you didn't read about him in the English papers much
But he used to govern Sweden with a magic touch
Everybody liked him even though the liquor prices were high
And my god are they high
But all the taxation helped to pay the bills
For stuff like better work conditions and the curing of ills
It made sense, and ladies and gents that's why...
Oh, what'd they have to go and shoot him for
Plenty of Prime Ministers deserve it much more
He was only coming home from the Cinema
And they shot him
Well, I don't know much about your politics
I only pick up stupid little bits that stick
But I wish they hadn't shot Olof Palme
Oh yes I wish they hadn't shot Olof Palme
Oh yes I wish they hadn't shot a good man down.
The Jazz Butcher contribution coincided with the release of The Gift of Music. Here again, this compilation-tape came with a fanzine and was also available as a limited package with the "Uncle Arthur's Pop Parlour" compilation-tape in addition.
2 (Pat Solo)
4 (Pat Solo)
Fishboy - NN1, Old Europe
15Sep2003 6:30 AM (16 years 202 days ago)
Can't believe this has happened again.
Not so long ago Goran Persson was joking with the UK press. "Yes, send us your anti-Euro campaigners. They are all mad and good for the "yes" vote. Come on, Britain, send us your loonies."
Well, I imagine he feels a bit stupid about that now.
And now we all know how the anti-Euro lobby behaves.
Tab for Olaf Palme ??
steve.hyde[at]-remove-ndcls.ox.ac.uk - Oxford, UK
12Sep2003 3:54 PM (16 years 205 days ago)
Can anyone help a terrible tone deaf guitarist (me) play the
greatest song of all time ?
Tab or chords would help
Palme is nice
Yensnaps[at]-remove-188.8.131.52 - Marcus Kallbrandt
30Mar2003 9:00 PM (17 years 6 days ago)
Palme was a good man.
2Aug2002 3:46 PM (17 years 246 days ago)
I'm amazed how much history I learn through the JB. Should I be embarrassed?
ecl[at]-remove-hotmail.com - oxford-esque
25Feb2002 9:50 AM (18 years 39 days ago)
This remains my fav JBC song. I have had in my head for the last 11 years, I think. I even once quoted the lyrics in a comparative politics lecture.