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Thread #169016 Message #4083886
Posted By: GUEST,jag
17-Dec-20 - 01:35 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Recitations from Marriott Edgar
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Recitations from Marriott Edgar
Steve Gardham said
Best known on the English folk scene:
Battle of Hastings,
Albert and the Lion
Sam and Noah (Three-apence a foot)
I use to do "Albert and the Lion" on occasions when a 'turn' was required, with "The return of Albert" in reserve if someone else got in first.
Sometime in the 90's someone had a 'quiet word' to the effect that it was no longer regarded as appropriate to put on accents and mock the workers.
Like Mother I got 'proper blazing' and pointed out that it was my own accent and I grew up with among Ramsbottoms of this world who thought it was a hoot.
On reflection I suspect that my challenger was tarring Edgar/Holloway with the same brush as Flanders and Swann (where I would tend to agree with him)
Are Albert and Sam safe with the 'PC' crowd?