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LANDLORD AND TENANT (Sydney Carter) Sheila Hancock - 1963 I kept my money in an old tin chest Till I saw a poster and it said, "Invest!" If you want a bank that'll never go bust Put your money in the Blue Chip Trust We welcome the small investor Every man a capitalist So I wrote to the Blue Chip right away And back came a letter the following day Four percent in every quid if you invest it So I did And I sat back waiting for the dividends They came alright, those chips were blue But along came a letter from the landlord, too Your rent is going up, it said To two pounds a week, well, I saw red I wrote them a letter To Tentacle Limited, that was the name I wrote damn quick and said it was a shame But Tentacle said, "Well, don't blame us We only act for the Blue Chip Trust They own the property, we only collect the rent" To Blue Chip, EC1 I went To ask them why they were putting up the rent A young man said, "Well, it distressed us But we must think of our investors" "I do", I said To pay myself my four percent It seems I 've got to raise my rent I can't afford the rent, and so I told myself I've got to go A small percentage of myself has never had it so good (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - March 2017)

    


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