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I’m a Cook, I’m a Cleaner

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2005
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My name is Winston Harper
I come from Montego Bay
I drive a double decker bus
Through the wind and snow and rain
I often dream of the motherland
And the world I left behind
But I got a new home in Manchester
So you put that from your mind

I’m a cook, I’m a cleaner, I’m a waiter, I’m a joiner
I’m a doctor, I’m a singer, I’m a chef
I’m a bricky, I’m a chippy, I’m a skivvy, I’m a spark
I’m a farmer, I’m a teacher, I’m a vet
I can clear the tables and work the tills
And fix any car in town
I never refuse to take my tools
Wherever I can earn a pound

My name is Paddy Heaney
I came from West Belfast
I drove a cat for Bovis and Laing
To the other side of hell and back
No work for me in the Emerald Isle
So I crossed over the sea
Sold my soul to the tarmac
Road building “the land of the free”

My name is Aisha Jahangir
I live in Liverpool Street
I came over from Pakistan
‘Cos I had itchy feet
My husband came to the cotton mills
That’s how he earns his pay
I gotta job in the rag trade
Sewing the seams all day

I’m a cook, I’m a cleaner, I’m a waiter, I’m a joiner
I’m a doctor, I’m a singer, I’m a chef
I’m a bricky, I’m a chippy, I’m a skivvy, I’m a spark
I’m a farmer, I’m a teacher, I’m a vet
I can clear the tables and work the tills
And fix any car in town
I never refuse to take my tools
Wherever I can earn a pound

My name is Hamid Sharriff
I come from Halabja Town
I fought against Saddam Hussein
Tried to bring the bastard down
Fifteen days in the back of a truck
Fleeing for my life
I’m over here looking for work
With my two kids and my wife

My name is Fatimah Khaltun
A Somalian refugee
Soldiers came into our town
Killed everybody they could see
They tortured and abused me
And then left me for dead
All I want is to live my life
And earn my daily bread

My name is Nazarine Bakhshayesh
I’m a student from Tehran
I organised a demo
Against Khomeini in Iran
My name was on the wanted list
I knew it was time to go
But I will not rest until I know that government’s
overthrown

I’m a cook, I’m a cleaner, I’m a waiter, I’m a joiner
I’m a doctor, I’m a singer, I’m a chef
I’m a bricky, I’m a chippy, I’m a skivvy, I’m a spark
I’m a farmer, I’m a teacher, I’m a vet
I can clear the tables and work the tills
And fix any car in town
I never refuse to take my tools
Wherever I can earn a pound

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