Oooh Yes, Diana. Brilliant thought.
Because (of course) the English are best.
And if there are readers who don't know Flanders and Swann they should be
But I bet they know some of their songs.
Sadly, all-too-few situations have changed for the better. The 'Gas(wo)man'
now says s/he will come on Monday morning, but it probably won't be until
the afternoon if at all........
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2016 2:30 PM Subject: Re: English National
It’s totally non-PC, but we should consider Flanders & Swan’s offering:
“Song of Patriotic Prejudice (The English, the English, the English are
As Flanders remarked in this performance, this is guaranteed to offend
I think my favourite line is about foreigners in sport who “practise
beforehand which ruins the fun”.
And before you start flaming, look up who and when Flanders & Swan were.
Diana C. Briscoe, Dr
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> 2. English National Anthem (10)
> Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2016 09:10:54 +0000
> From: John Wood <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: English National Anthem
> Friday question - open to all nationalities.
> There has been much discussion in the papers and media of late
> regarding the need for a more appropriate English 'national anthem' to
> be played at the beginning of certain sporting events.
> It has been argued that the hymn 'Jerusalem' could be adopted as the
> English anthem. This hymn, though it has a fine tune and uplifting
> words is however somewhat dated. Its religious message doesn't reflect
> the view of many in England, and some components of this message
> belong to a previous age.
> Perhaps William Blake's work could be modified to reflect a more modern
> Perhaps 'dark satanic' could be replaced with 'Grade One Listed'?
> Any thoughts?
> Personally I like, "There'll Always Be An England",
> https://youtu.be/-GvkyKEYRnM though perhaps the reference to 'Empire'
> might need a bit of tweaking.