As some day it may happen that a victim must be found...
In what she hopes will buoy the current mood of excited anticipation surrounding Blogging Against Disablism day, Lady Bracknell has taken the liberty of subtly changing the lyrics of Ko-Ko's song to reflect a more anti-disablist theme than that with which the original was imbued:
As some day it may happen that a victim must be found,
I've got a little list--I've got a little list
Of society offenders who might well be underground,
And who never would be missed--who never would be missed!
There’s the non-disabled people who suppose you’d like to be
Tucked up in bed by half past nine with a nice cup of tea
And refuse to recognize that you have got the right to make
Decisions of you own about the treatment that you’ll take
And that you might choose to stay out late, then stagger homewards pissed
They'd none of 'em be missed--they'd none of 'em be missed!
CHORUS. She's got 'em on the list -- she's got 'em on the list;
And they'll none of 'em be missed--they'll none of
'em be missed.
There's the gent upon the omnibus who sees you use a cane,
But who won’t give up his seat--I've got him on the list!
And the staff who break your wheelchair when you’re travelling by plane,
They never would be missed--they never would be missed!
Then the idiots who walk round town while texting on their phone,
Who despise you when you try to grab some pavement of your own;
And the person in a hurry stuck behind you on the street
Who then rushes past so close that you trip over your own feet
And who wouldn’t like it if his nose connected with your fist
I don't think he'd be missed--I'm sure he'd not he missed!
CHORUS. She's got him on the list--she's got him on the list;
And I don't think he'll be missed--I'm sure
he'll not be missed!
Readers should note that the original version of the song contains three verses. Lady Bracknell's own creative muse deserted her after a mere two. There will, therefore, be a small prize (probably of a virtual nature) for the reader who pens the most humorous third verse and brings it to Lady Bracknell's attention via the useful comments facility. (Any reader unfamiliar with the music to which the song is set may listen to a sample of it here.)