This was one of my favourites at the time and it got a long run in NewsRevue.
Unemployment was high back then.
I’LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER JOB
(To the Tune of “I’ll Never Find Another You”)
You remember The Seekers, you remember The New Seekers, now meet The Job Seekers!
There is new work some place,
But God alone knows where;
I might find work some day,
But I may have to share.
It is hurtful and demeaning,
When folk say I’m a slob;
Cos they know I’ll never find another job.
While the rich get richer,
The poor will get more poor;
Now the bastard SS,
Won’t pay us any more.
Still they’re filled with awe and wonder,
If poor folk beg and rob;
Cos they know they’ll never find another job.
It’s a long term problem,
So please be more kind;
We can’t all be rich like Michael Hestletine, Hestletine.
There’s this new scheme Workfare,
To further break our soul;
Cos the day it’s over,
We’re straight back on the dole.
So if I met Peter Lilley,
I’d punch him in the gob;
Cos he knows I’ll never find another job.
And if I could rule the country,
I’d sack that Tory mob;
And make sure they never find another job.
Here is The Seekers singing I’ll Never Find Another You with the lyrics on the screen: