Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Moving Picture

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  1. I also find this very funny. The Agnostic's Creed is even better, but I couldn't find a good online version of it. It's impressive how many of his send-ups of folksongs have become semi-mainstream. June Tabar sings his version of the Cutty Wren, and Carthy, Martin does The Hard Cheese of Old England. There is also one answering the perenniel question -- what happened to the Sloop John A?

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  2. "It's impressive how many of his send-ups of folksongs have become semi-mainstream."

    But who is "he"?

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  3. Gosh, I really was having one of those days when I shouldn't be let lose on the Internet.

    Les Barker: man who writes funny poems ("Have you got any news of the iceberg?") and parodies of folk songs and also , as Ms June Tabor revealed, a few really powerful straight songs as well...

    Those Edam foreigners aren't worth a mention,
    Old Gorgonzola's renowned for its stench, 'n'
    His brother Emile wrote novels in French; and sing:
    Sing: Oh the hard cheese of old England! In Old England very hard cheese...

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