Harold Macdonald's Muse


When the Party's Over















Harold Macdonald

The Church in Africa is taking charge

in Canada, no less, dictating thought;

what thing is biblical and what is not

(the Church in Africa is very large)


And Muslims, they are multiplying apace

And Mexicans and Aboriginals

In spite of AIDs they crowd the school halls

And everywhere we look, they’re in our face


Chinese and the Sino-Asians on the rim

Have learned our skills by dint of working hard

They hoist us by our own petard

Ours a tiny tune and theirs a mighty hymn


And they will listen not to what we say

But make us pay, and pay and pay and pay.