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Wikipedia: Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band (also known as The Bonzo Dog Band, The Bonzo Dog Dada Band and, colloquially, as “The Bonzos”) are a band created by a group of British art-school denizens of the 1960s. Combining elements of music hall, trad jazz, psychedelic rock, and avant-garde art, the Bonzos came to the attention of a broader British public through a children’s television programme, Do Not Adjust Your Set.
Second reunion (1988)
Various members of The Bonzos (including Stanshall and Innes) reconvened in 1988 to record a new single, “No Matter Who You Vote For the Government Always Gets In (Heigh Ho)”. The recording was meant to tie in with a current British election, but was not released at the time; instead, the single came out just prior to the next British general election in 1992.
A short history of Japan
By Arthur Lindsay Sadler
Sydney: Angus and Roertson
The first election held is described as being “favourable to the government”, and in this it was prophetic, for it is commonly said in Japan that “the government always gets in”.
I SHALL NOT BE VOTING IN THE NEXT ELECTION, and the reason I give is that of the old farmer who said, “At doan matter oo e votes for. Cos a government allus gits in.”
Yes a government always gets in.
Community Work: theory and practice
By Philip Evens
Oxford: A. Shornach
As someone said, “It doesn’t matter who you vote for, the government always gets in”!
Radical nostalgia, narcissism, and decline in the seventies
By Jim Hougan
New York, NY: Morrow
“No matter who you vote for — the government always gets in.”
Strike the bell boldly : a novel
By Stephen Longstreet
New York, NY: Putnam
To the unknown man at a 1976 national political convention who offered me a drink of bourbon and the words, “No matter who you vote for, the government gets in anyway.”
June 1987, SPIN, pg. 75, col. 1:
“The problem with voting is that no matter who you vote for, the government always gets in.”
The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations
By Robert Andrews
New York, NY: Columbia University Press
It doesn’t matter who you vote for, the government always gets in.
GRAFFITO in London. 1970s
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