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Thread #46931   Message #701614
Posted By: GUEST,Conán
30-Apr-02 - 08:50 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: May Song (D Webber) and other May songs
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: first of may
BB Did it ever strike your English mind that the old woman was being serious when she said, quoting you:
"If I was you, my dear, I'd leave Cornish songs to the Cornish." ?
Do you *seriously* think that she mistook a foreign composition for the real thing?
That's about as arrogant as the Englishman who *quoted* a Frenchman as asking what part of France Edward Heath came from after his pathetic attempt to speak French upon the occasion of England entering the EEC.
Note I said *England*. The other Occupied Territories know better, each having its own indigenous language and being thus linguistically aware.