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THEY’RE IN THE KETTLE

THEY’RE IN THE KETTLE
(To tune of “We’re in the Money,” by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, from the film “Gold Diggers of 1933”)

Verses
They’re in the kettle
The dust won’t settle
They fudged the LIBOR rate
Got caught, its judgment day

Bet good folk’s money
The joke’s not funny
This time with LIBOR though
They’ll be hell to pay

Bridge
The London rate for bank loans
When a bank loans to a bank
The LIBOR scandal add to
Overrated bets on mortgage debts

Verse
They’re in the kettle
They’ve showed no mettle
Don’t call them bankers, they’re
A den of thieves at bay

Additional verses
Huge banks thought wealthy
Caught not quite healthy
Lowered the LIBOR so
They’d not be on display

When gains at Barclays
Turned lower starkly
Rate-rigging LIBOR seemed
To them a good play

Bridge
The London rate for bank loans
When a bank loans to a bank
That then becomes the benchmark
For adjusting fates, our interest rates 

Verse
They’re in the kettle
They’ll want to settle
Turn up the heat on them
This time, no deals, no way!

 Lyric © by Robert S. Steinberg, Esquire
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