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Rowson: Plague songs Lend an ear to songs from a man who infuriates the Daily Mail

Martin Rowson, the man behind the renaissance of cartooning at the Morning Star, whose work the Daily Mail once denounced in a full-page editorial as, “disgusting, deranged... sick and offensive,” has written challenging lyrics in response to the political and social climate surrounding the pandemic. 

“Basically,” Rowson says, “I’m barking for a thing I’ve done as a kind of daily versical mental throat clearing during Lockdown, which has been to write a daily Plague Song, which I’ve been doing more or less every day since May 11 2020.

“You can read the lot here: martinrowson.com/words, some of them. By one of those happy accidents which beset our lives amidst the unhappy ones, have also been put to music by Jon Tregenna, the ‘Liberace of Laugharne,’ and performed by a cavalcade of great talent.

“Anyway, enjoy, and stay safe. See you the other side.”

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