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Canadians turn out in thousands to protest prorogation

Facebook-organized crowd of 5,000 howls as Arrogant Worm lampoons comic parody "The Proroguer" in January cold.

Canadians turn out in thousands to protest prorogationOTTAWA, January 23, 2010 Straight Goods News: Trevor Strong of the Arrogant Worms sings "The Proroguer", a comical new parody of an Irish folk song, in front of 5,000 people organized mostly by Facebook at the anti-prorogation rally on Parliament Hill today.

Here are most of the lyrics:

Well he's been a proroguer for many a year,
Shutting Parliament down when trouble is near.
and now he's decided to do it once more
But this time he's got some answering for.

For it's no, nay never -
Ste-phen Har-per.
No nay never no more
Will you play the Proroguer, no never no more.

You can yell all you want, but he's not listening,
'cause he's a PM who thinks he's a king
When trouble come 'round, he's always gone
Like a kid who is losing, he takes the ball home.

For it's no, nay never -
Ste-phen Har-per.
No nay never no more
Will you play the Proroguer, no never no more.

Oh those burned, with such a fire,
After a few months, they're prone to tire.
'cause democracy is just too hard to do
when you must listen to people other than you.

For it's no, nay never -
Ste-phen Har-per.
No nay never no more
Will you play the Proroguer, no never no more.

Posted: January 26, 2010

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