A new verse for “The Mikado”


In Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Mikado”, Koko a tailor under a death sentence is appointed Lord High Executioner with the reasoning that before he can cut off someone’s head, he has to cut his own off . Nevertheless, he has a list. The song has been used since its inception to comment on the politics of the day.

As someday it may happen that a victim must be found, I’ve got a little list, I’ve got a little list

Of society’s offenders who might well be under ground and who never would be missed, they never would be missed

There’s the Congress bent on spending every dollar but their own
And the tyrant who usurps the law with just his pen and phone

And the Neo-Fascists on the the right who’d crush you if they could
And the Leftists who’d enslave you (but of course for your own good)

Still it really doesn’t matter whom you put upon the list
For they’d none of them be missed, they’d none of them be missed

You may put em on the list, You may put em on the list
for they’d none of them be missed, they’d none of them be missed

About Louis William Rose

“I am an advocate for Liberty. What I do for Liberty I do not do for profit or fame. I seek no office other than the office of parliamentarian, and no reward other than for myself and my fellow men and women to live in a free country.” Louis William Rose is a lifelong student of parliamentary procedure and political process. He has served as parliamentarian for various organizations. A political philosopher, poet, singer, and writer, his articles have been published on-line and in pro-liberty papers in Florida, Kentucky, Georgia, and Montana. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of North Florida, graduating summa cum laude in 2004, with an additional two years of graduate work in political philosophy. Mr. Rose is an outspoken supporter of the basic rights of man, especially freedom of speech, association, religion, individual rights to personal defense and property, and of republican, constitutional forms of government. He is married to the lovely Jamy Sue Rose, an award winning nature photographer and a Florida Master Naturalist and guide. He has two sons, Edward, a hydroponic farmer in the panhandle of Florida, and Alexander, a successful real estate developer.
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