Get 'em Out by Friday

John Pebble of Styx Enterprises
   Get 'em out by Friday!
   You don't get paid till the last one's well on his way.
   Get 'em out by Friday!
   It's important that we keep to schedule, there must be no delay.

Mark Hall of Styx Enterprises (otherwise known as "The Winkler")
   I represent a firm of gentlemen who recently purchased this
   house and all the others in the road,
   In the interest of humanity we've found a better place for you
   to go, go-woh, go-woh

Mrs. Barrow (a tenant)
   Oh no, this I can't believe,
   Oh Mary, they're asking us to leave."

Mr. Pebble
   Get 'em out by Friday!
   I've told you before, 's good many gone if we let them stay.
   And if it isn't easy,
   You can squeeze a little grease and our troubles will soon run away.

Mrs. Barrow
   After all this time, they ask us to leave,
   And I told them we could pay double the rent.
   I don't know why it seemed so funny,
   Seeing as how they'd take more money.
   The winkler called again, he came here this morning,
   With four hundred pounds and a photograph of the place he has found.
   A block of flats with central heating.
   I think we're going to find it hard.

Mr. Pebble
   Now we've got them!
   I've always said that cash cash cash can do anything well.
   Work can be rewarding
   When a flash of intuition is a gift that helps you

Mr. Hall
   Here we are in Harlow New Town, did you recognise your block
   across the square, over there,
   Sadly since last time we spoke, we've found we've had to raise
   the rent again,
   just a bit.

Mrs. Barrow
   Oh no, this I can't believe
   Oh Mary, and we agreed to leave.

(a passage of time)

18/9/2012 T.V. Flash on all Dial-A-Program Services
   This is an announcement from Genetic Control:
   It is my sad duty to inform you of a four foot restriction on
   humanoid height.

Extract from coversation of Joe Ordinary in Local Puborama
   I hear the directors of Genetic Control have been buying all the
   properties that have recently been sold, taking risks oh so bold.
   It's said now that people will be shorter in height,
   they can fit twice as many in the same building site.
   (they say it's alright),
   Beginning with the tenants of the town of Harlow,
   in the interest of humanity, they've been told they must go,
   told they must go-go-go-go.

Sir John De Pebble of United Blacksprings International
   I think I've fixed a new deal
   A dozen properties - we'll buy at five and sell at thirty four,
   Some are still inhabited,
   It's time to send The Winkler to see them,
   he'll have to work some more.

Memo from Satin Peter of Rock Development Ltd.
   With land in your hand, you'll be happy on earth
   Then invest in the Church for your heaven.

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