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Twas Efficient and Cost Effective (David Diamond) tune: Pleasant and Delightful T'was efficient and cost-effective on a bright summer's day, When a consultant and a client were making their way. The secretaries were typing by every office door, And the bureau chiefs were lunching from eleven until four. cho: And the bureau chiefs were lunching (3x) From eleven until four. Said the client to the consultant, " You must be on your way. Your job here is finished. You must pick up your pay. The work it was rubbish, that you did for me And I would not have you back again if you worked for free." cho: Said the consultant to the client," Strange tales I could tell Of how I wined you and dined you and treated you well, And if you could reconsider, perhaps it might transpire That we could find a place for you, when you come to retire." cho: Said the client to the consultant, "Let us not be in haste; Your skills are unique, and it would be a waste To train a new contractor, who might prove inept, So write me a proposal, and I will accept." cho: Then a contract from his pocket he instant-ly drew: saying "Take this, dear consultant, and raise your rates too. This single-source procurement is yours, without doubt, And we can keep renewing it, 'till Jack Anderson finds out" also see Pleasant and Delightful DD
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