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Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead

From the Album The Wizard Of Oz OST
1 Jan. 2009 | Format: MP3

£0.89 (VAT included if applicable)
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0:51
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  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2009
  • Release Date: 1 Jan. 2009
  • Label: Prism Leisure Ltd
  • Copyright: Prism Leisure Ltd
  • Duration: 0:51 minutes
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  • ASIN: B0023NDFFO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (316 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,200 in Songs (See Top 100 in Songs)

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4.7 out of 5 stars

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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By veganhead on 12 April 2013
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As someone who lived through the Thatcher years, and saw the promotion of the worst side of human nature at her hands I wasn't saddened to read of her death and like a lot of people I think celebrating someone's death is tasteless. I bought this record to show to the government that in these times of austerity in which 'we'll all in it together' we, the tax payer, should NOT be paying out millions on a funeral, when that money could be better spent on the living in the form of healthcare.

The Thatcher family has plenty of money to pay for a funeral so why should they be getting handouts (benefits) from the state when this government is determined to cut back on what it is spending. This is the ultimate insult to the country from a government that is totally out of touch with the current situation of the majority of the population: in the week that the poorest have a bedroom tax imposed on them, cutbacks to benefits for the poorest and most vulnerable in this country, the Tory government feels it right to spend OUR money on what is a glorified family funeral. This is a state handout for the funeral of someone who when she was PM didn't believe in state handouts! As Thatcher once said, 'there is no society, just the family' ... so why should society pay OUR taxes for your family funeral.

The song itself: It's upbeat, it's lively, it's from one of my favourite films and I'd love to hear it on Radio 1 but I doubt the BBC will listen to what the populace want and will continue to bow to it's political masters wishes, but that's "democracy" for you.

Play it loud and rejoice. Don't be caught up with the hatred expressed for the populace by the "nasty party" ... the witch is dead, so dance like the munchkins.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Dr. P. Dunlop on 12 April 2013
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I have no intention of celebrating the death of a frail 87 year old lady who had a stroke. However I resent my tax money being used to recall Parliament so that MPs can eulogize over a former Prime Minister who was extremely divisive. The funeral will cost some 10 million pounds. I am sure I am not alone in thinking this could have been put out to tender and given to the lowest bidder regardless of quality -as a tribute to Thatcherist policies of the 1980's. Alternatively money could have been raised by Public subscription.
Anyway if our current politicians on the Left and Right feel it is inappropriate to promote this song then that's a good enough reason to spend 69p. I hope it makes no.1.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Paul Gardner on 12 April 2013
This joyful song celebrating the demise of a fictional wicked witch is now widely regarded as a metaphor for the long overdue death of Margaret Thatcher, a real-life tyrant who revelled in the nickname of the "Iron Lady".

Like the fictional Wicked Witch, she viewed human virtues such as compassion, empathy and solidarity with utter contempt. She knew the price of everything and the value of nothing, and was obsessed with a mysterious form of magic called "the market" as the answer to everything.

But unlike the fictional Wicked Witch, she had no magical powers to control the populace so she relied on dividing people against each other: north against south, haves against have nots. A small minority, concentrated mainly in the South East, grew wealthy under her policies, but it was at the expense of entire communities that were destroyed, their livelihoods taken away and good working people thrown on the scrapheap. But this period of wealth was just an illusion, as the Iron Lady relied on sales of oil from the North Sea and a credit bubble, as well as repeated sales of the family silver to bribe her supporters.

Eventually the power got to her head, as she was surrounded by "yes men" who were too cowardly to contradict her until she tried to impose an unfair tax on people's very existence. This led to such a strong rebellion by the people that even Thatcher's most loyal supporters had to remove her to save their own skins. They replaced her with a dull grey wizard called Major, who was later replaced by the wizards Blair and Brown, who pretended to be benign but still believed in the magical market.

This market's magic then failed so badly that the Brown wizard lost his job and was replaced by an unholy alliance of Cameron and a two-faced liar called Clegg.
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58 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Tanya on 9 April 2013
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Email a complaint to the bbc after their announcement today that they're not going to play DING DONG in full because The Telegraph, The Daily Mail and The Sun have told them not to! how dare they censor the taxpaying public who pay their wages!!

Ding Dong! The Witch is dead. Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch!
Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead.
Wake up - sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed.
Wake up, the Wicked Witch is dead. She's gone where the goblins go,
Below - below - below. Yo-ho, let's open up and sing and ring the bells out.
Ding Dong' the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low.
Let them know
The Wicked Witch is dead!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By thomas on 12 April 2013
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This song is the nearest we will ever get to truly expressing ourselves about the great injustices that are done to us by corrupt politicians.

Thatcher took 1 Billion of your taxes and gave them to Saddam Hussein to prop up his evil regime,she also tried to smuggle him hawk fighter jets by passing them off as non lethal exports.

She protected Pinochet the child killer/torturer from facing justice for war crimes and while he was on bail she had him living in a mansion at our expense instead of a prison cell .

She stole the gas,electric,water.railway,phone companies and sold them to her friends for less money than they made in a year.

This has resulted in old ladies freezing to death because they cant afford to pay the premiums needed to give the directors their bonuses

This has resulted in Britain having an antiquated railway that is the most expensive in Europe and makes us a laughing stock
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