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 Ed Pickford © prs

Old MacDonald had a farm                                                                                   

Now he hasn’t got a barn

Can’t buy breakfast can’t by lunch

Blames it on the credit crunch

Oh Mr. Banker - you and all your brood

Have pauperised McDonald

The man who grows our food


Miss Bo-Peep has got no sheep

There are nights that she can’t sleep

Said she lost the whole damn bunch

Blames it was the credit crunch

Oh Mr. Banker don’t you feel shame?

Miss Bo Peep’s a working girl and you’re the one to blame


Because of banker’s sub-prime crimes all these people have hard times

Because the banker’s greedy honest folks are needy


Georgie Porgie puddin’ ‘n’ pie                                                             

Busted nose and big black eye

There was no fight there was no punch

Ran into the credit crunch

Oh Mr. Baker Georgie’s sad today

When he tries to kiss the girls they all run away


Willie Winkie runs round town

Dressed in just a nightie gown

Taking pills he is depressed

They say his house was repossessed

Oh Mr. Banker you and all your schemes

Willie’s living nightmares –instead of dreaming dreams


You speculate accumulate leave your victims to their fate

Because the banker’s greedy honest folks are needy


Jack and Jill went up the hill

They couldn’t pay the water bill

Now they can’t afford the rent

Jack’s out looking for a tent

Oh Mr. Banker Jack  tumbling down

Then you picked his pockets as he lay on the ground


Old King Cole had fiddlers three

Gave them their redundancy

Those merry souls played reels and jigs

Now they can’t get any gigs

Oh Mr. Banker you have brought bad news

Old King Cole once played his pipes but now he sings the blues


When your plan hits the fan – the banker is a no where man

When honest folks are in despair he’s the man who wasn’t there

When London Bridge is falling down you’ll find the banker has left town

Because the banker’s greedy honest folks are needy


Credit Crunch Song