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Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead
 
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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
  • 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 (314 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,188 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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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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84 of 93 people found the following review helpful By Klytaimestra on 12 April 2013
As much as I loathe everything Maggie stood for, I had no intention of buying this till our paternalistic/cowardly/crawling-up-to-the-political-establishment BBC decided they will play only 4-5 seconds of this song in their chart show. How dare they patronise people with their state censorship? We fund them!

Also, I'm furious that such a divisive PM is having, effectively, a £10 million send-off at the expense of the very people she kicked in the teeth, particularly during austerity. We've forked out for enough London parties recently, with royal weddings, Jubilees, Olympics etc. I though we were skint?
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118 of 131 people found the following review helpful By Markb on 11 April 2013
I have been scratching my head for the past 30 years for a suitable tune to recognise the unique contribution Margaret Thatcher made to millions of people in the UK during her premiership in the 1980s. Her complete and utter contempt for people who didn't have the benefit of her upbringing and education, her assertions that greed, selfishness and arrogance were admirable qualities to be encouraged and any hint of altruism, kindness or collective care was nothing more than a transfer of money from those who had to those who didn't. I recall how she preferred to spend billions of pounds from the sale of the family silver, north sea oil revenues and the sale of council housing on miserly dole payments rather than invest in productive manufacturing and jobs, all to destroy any concept of society and mutual support amongst working people and their families. I remember how her husband's friends filled their pockets with booty from privatisation, how they were freed to invent money by financial card-tricks and shenanigans. How unemployed people over 50 were encouraged to declare themselves unwell and so disappear from the dole queues and lay the foundations for generations living on benefits. How all control over democratically elected local councils was stolen away and handed over Whitehall.

and then the penny dropped. Ding-Dong, The Witch is Dead. So I bought it. Imagine my surprise to find that several 1000s other people came to the same conclusion. Anyone would think there was some sort of collective thought, support and action going on - but that can't be true, because we all know that there's no such thing as society.
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