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It's All Over Now Rabbi Blue

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It's All Over Now Rabbi Blue
April 20, 2013 03:18PM
It's All Over Now Rabbi Blue

With your missionary mouth in these mercenary times
And your bittersweet suite with the taste of limes
And your open gaze and your secret crimes
Who among them do they think could ever dodge you?
With your bottom firmly astride the fence
And your homilies filled with good commonsense
And your nightly visits to the Smithfield Gents
Who among them do they think could ever roger you?
Sad eyed rabbi of the Great North Road
Every day anew brings forth the dew
And it's all over now Rabbi Blue

With your barbs like wire and your beginnings like ends
And your Yiddish jokes that both guard and defends
And your liberal views and conservative friends
Whom among them can think he could outbluff you?
With your lunches at Chequers and your gastric pain
With your house in the Iron Lady's own domain
And your occasional stroll down Ballards Lane
Who among them would really try to rebuff you?
Sad eyed rabbi of the Great North Road
Every day anew brings forth the dew
And it's all over now Rabbi Blue

With your modern Ma and your Auntie Lil
And the lockshen pudding they serve up still
And which never fails but to make you ill
Who among them really wants to kiss you?
With your six million fans from your radio show
And your sack of mail from the PLO
And your newspaper column that one day just had to go
Who among them did you think would ever miss you?
Sad eyed rabbi of the Great North Road
Every day anew brings forth the dew
And it's all over now Rabbi Blue

With your opposite stance and your apposite name
At once pornographic and Tory the same
And your boat to Canada that never came
Oh how can they ever have forsaken you?
With your Whitechapel views you keep locked in a trunk
With your big red nose that looks permanently drunk
And your audience with a Tibetan monk
Oh how could they ever have taken you?
Sad eyed rabbi of the Great North Road
Every day anew brings forth the dew
And it's all over now Rabbi Blue

With your tailors hands and your tailored shoes
With your barbed wire memory of World War II news
And the guilt you still feel for six million Jews
Who among them would really want to gas you?
Now you stand with a smile on your furrowed brow
Telling the world at large exactly how
You were so much older then but you're younger than that now
Who among them do you think would harass you?
Sad eyed rabbi of the Great North Road
Every day anew brings forth the dew
And it's all over now Rabbi Blue

Written by Peter L Simons - May 1998
Recorded by Bobby Zimmerman on the Columbia Road label
Transcribed by OBSERVER STATION
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