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Token Sheila

  • (Judy Small)

    We're gonna get you folks to take a good look at this stage
    There's people of all sizes here and folks of different age
    But there's something quite unbalanced, and I wonder if you see
    The thing that is unbalanced - you guessed it, it's we

    'Cause we're the token sheilas on this here stage tonight
    It seems to take just two of us to counter all that might
    Yes the world's full of testosterone but now it's quite all right
    'Cause we're the token sheilas on this here stage tonight

    Yes, we're the token sheilas on this here stage tonight

    (as sung by Judy Small and Bente Kure)

    sheila - Australian slang for a woman, term of contempt (Am: dame, broad)

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1991:] This is the shortest song I've ever written. It's got one verse and one chorus and that's all it needs ... (Judy Small, intro Tønder festival))

  • [1996:] The term sìle in Irish refers to an old woman, and it was almost certainly taken to Australia by Irish convicts and emigrants and gave rise to the Australian term "Sheela". (Eamonn Kelly of the National Museum of Ireland, Observer 22 December)

Quelle: Australia

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