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No. 7 - Song - Chesterton and Chorus - "Pushful."

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Chesterton: From the start of my existence
I was noted for persistence,
Whether learning, or engaging in a game,
And my juvenile ambition
Often met with opposition,
But I generally got there all the same!
Then to fortune, I may mention,
I attained by the invention
Of a simple but ingenious safety pin;
It's what ev'ry lady uses
For her dresses and her blouses,
And it fastens by the way you push it in!
Pushful, pushful, I'm so very pushful,
First I land the bird in hand,
And then I bag the bushful.
If you'd try to rise as high
In credit and appearance,
Pray pursue the path-way
Of a pushful perseverance!
Chorus: Pushful, pushful, let us all be pushful,
First we land the bird in hand,
And then we'll bag the bushful.
If you'd try to rise as high
in credit and appearance,
Pray pursue the path-way
Of a pushful perseverance!
   
Chesterton: Then I found my native city
Wasn't either clean or pretty,
Or as healthy as I thought it ought to be;
So I pushed into a station
On the City Corporation,
And the subsequent results are there to see!
Gas and water, street and sewer,
All are bigger, better, newer,
And the smoke is not allowed to hide the sun;
Tho' the dull and unprogressive
Thought the cost would be excessive,
Yet we paid a dividend before we'd done!
Pushful, pushful, I'm so very pushful,
First I land the bird in hand,
And then I bag the bushful.
If you mark a city park
Of exquisite appearance,
That is just the product
Of a pushful perseverance.
Chorus: Pushful, pushful, let us all be pushful,
First we land the bird in hand,
And then we'll bag the bushful.
If you mark a city park
Of exquisite appearance,
That is all the product
Of a pushful perseverance.
   
Chesterton: Now by efforts well directed,
I was very soon elected
As a member of the British Parliament,
And my labours were so hearty
That the leaders of my party
Turned the other people out and in they went!
But their policy quixotic
Seemed to me unpatriotic,
And I viewed them with considerable doubt;
And in rows with foreign nations
They were seized with perturbations;
As I couldn't push them in, I pushed them out!
Pushful, pushful, I'm so very pushful,
First I land the bird in hand,
And then I bag the bushful.
At the next election
There was quite a sweeping clearance,
That was all the product
Of my pushful perseverance.
Chorus: Pushful, pushful, let us all be pushful,
First we land the bird in hand,
And then we'll bag the bushful.
At the next election
There was quite a sweeping clearance,
That was all the product
Of a pushful perseverance!
   
Chesterton: Tho' my former friends as present
Are sarcastic and unpleasant
When they see that I am going in to win,
I ignore their aimless chatter
For I know it doesn't matter,
And I stand up for the Empire thick and thin!
I'm denounced in songs and sermons
By the French and by the Germans
For my monstrous Mephistophelean aims,
But I let them go on writing,
For I find when two are fighting
It is not the one who wins who calls the names!
Pushful, pushful, I'm so very pushful,
First I land the bird in hand,
And then I bag the bushful.
If the foes of Britain make
A sudden disappearance,
That is all the product
Of my pushful perseverance.
Chorus: Pushful, pushful, let us all be pushful,
First we land the bird in hand,
And then we'll bag the bushful.
If the foes of Britain make
A sudden disappearance,
That is all the product
Of my pushful perseverance!

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