|THE TRAGIC TALE OF
THE TREATY OF MAASTRICHT
||It should be pointed out that throughout this piece whenever there has
been any conflict between truth and merriment... truth loses.
Other errors of exactitude are doubtless due to the abysmal
ignorance of the author or in some cases to the fact that
to utter the truth might well lead to the hasty issuing of
writs by many of the protagonists. Do not let my ignorance
trouble you. The ignorance of those who composed the subject
matter of this sorry little tale never bothered them, though
I suspect some of us may well live to regret it. As a further
safeguard against legal difficulties of an unaffordable nature
I would be most grateful if the audience would chant the word
"allegedly" at the end of each stanza.
I'll tell thee of treaty of Maastricht,
As were signed 'cos Jaques Delors said "Do it."
By a right bunch of wazzocks who never once thought,
It would first bugger Europe then screw it.
T'was conceived to bring people together,
"One Nation" and stuff of that class,
But whoever thought us and the frogs could be mates,
Has been smoking some very good grass.