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Thread #86162 Message #1600583
Posted By: Abby Sale
09-Nov-05 - 07:56 AM
Thread Name: Happy! - Nov 9 (Ed VII)
Subject: Happy! - Nov 9 (Ed VII)
Edward VII (1901-1910)
(d. May 6, 1910)
When I was young I used to be,
As fine a man as ever you'd see,
The Prince of Wales, he said to me,
"Come and join the British army."
They're looking for monkeys up in the zoo,
And if I had a face like you,
I'd join the British army.
"Join the British Army," per Ewan MacColl on Bless 'Em All (British Army
Songs), Riverside, who says this is a Victorian era song, with additional
verses from Brenden Behan. Also, of course, sung by the Dubliners & others.
2005: 11/9 to 11/14: A festival in Edinburgh to celebrate Great Hamish. I understand he has been busted at Sandy Bell's. Seems fitting. (See "Carrying Stream Festival" and 11/11)
Mary Travers was born 11/9/1936
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