Tuesday, 17 August 2010

ABC Wednesday E is for England!



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A bit of nonsense this week. Here are the words to the chorus so that you may all join in, no matter what your nationality.
 "The English, the English, the English are best,
I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest" 
Michael Flanders and Donald Swann  - usually referred to simply as Flanders and Swann - wrote and performed comic songs between 1956 and 1967. Michael Flanders was an actor and singer and Donald Swann was a composer, pianist and linguist. This performance pokes fun at everyone, but particularly the sort of Englishman who is a dyed-in-the-wool jingoist.

22 comments:

  1. I love it! What a fun post for the E Day! Hope your week is going well, Janice! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  2. E for Engilsh was a good choice for E day. The video was different. I never heard Swann and Flanders before.

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  3. I remember Flanders and Swann. Great memories.

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  4. Funny stuff. I've actually heard OF this duo, tho didn't know their work.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  5. E for English seems to be the popular choice from the ones I've read so far :)

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  6. E for England! Yay! I love my English friends. I hope to visit England soon.

    Blessings!

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  7. Eng-a-land Eng-a-land Eng-a-land!
    Superb.

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  8. Absolutely marvelous, - I am going to go back and listen again!!!

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  9. That was fun!We are so lacking behind in ABC post and we don't want to. Love this meme.
    Ha ha ha...Cheats Prosper ACTUALLY!
    and Janice, I can just copy-paste your My World post with a few name changes here and there!
    Sleep deprived and bleary eyed from assuming awkward positions indeed!
    I have surmised you certainly have a larger bed than ours. we can currently fit in just two labs and two humans!

    and thanks for understanding my predicament about the books..*wink wink**
    love,
    A

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  10. I didn't think about putting a picture of Eastbourne, lol ! But I have something out of this corner. I spent yesterday the whole day at the seafront and the beaches were empty, airshow finished. I had a wonderful day !

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  11. All hail! Let's hear it for England!

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  12. Isn't it odd what old pieces of song stick in our minds?

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  13. Always a wonderful visit here - I can sing along - lucky that no one was listening.

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  14. Funny stuff! Great choice for E.

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  15. first time to see the video .. enjoyed it.. thanks for the smile.

    My ABC Wednesday here

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  16. I'm an Aussie-Brit but I still think every word of it's true!

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  17. That's really fun! By the way, we have an award for you at our blog.

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  18. A familiar face! They are and were funny- a peculiar English strand of humour. Contemporary comics Armstrong and Miller do a regular sketch based on them. My E is in a 50 word story called The Prince of Darkness is a gentleman

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  19. I like the line "they cheat by practising", must be why the football went so wrong in the summer.
    Funny duo.

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  20. Love that song! SOOO politically incorrect, and yet very even handed - they insult everyone equally! LOL!

    I'm very fond of Flanders and Swann!

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  21. The King's Singers did a Flanders and Swann CD a good few years ago and that song is on it. I have the CD. I'm old enough to remember Flanders and Swann. Loved their brand of humor!

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