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Thread #140264   Message #3222990
Posted By: Ross
14-Sep-11 - 06:53 AM
Thread Name: Fairport: Sense or nonsense?
Subject: RE: Fairport: Sense or nonsense?
'Now be Thanful' is supposedly a veiled attack on the Christian Church/Christianity

The verses refer to the tortures meted out by the inquisition and the idea of what a strange notion confession/punishment were/are

And the chorus refers to the fact that you don't need to thank anybody or build a cathedral to appreciate the suffering - when it shows in a rose etc

Wasn't it when everybody was looking east for inspiration/faith; islamic art etc in the hippy days

Great tune by Swarbrik