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Lyr/Tune Add: Sentimental Journey (Peggy Seeger)

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COME FILL UP YOUR GLASSES


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John in Brisbane 08 Nov 99 - 08:17 PM
Jim Dixon 14 Oct 10 - 06:01 PM
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Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 08 Nov 99 - 08:17 PM

There has just been a referendum here to determine whether the Queen should remain Australia's head of state. The status quo remains - for the time being. Part of the losing argument was based around the supposed wisdom of having a head of state determined on genetic grounds. This song spends some time looking at part of the lineage of the 'British' Royals.

Ewan MacColl wrote this song upon Queen Elizabeth's first visit to Germany after WWII.


Regards, John

O when I was a little girl my mother used to say,
"You have a loving family not many miles away;
There's uncles, aunts and grannies, and there's second-cousins too,
And when you go to visit them they're sure to welcome you.

My granny came from Stuttgart, a fine Teutonic town,
My relatives all are royal and they're scattered all around,
In Holland, Greece and Germany, 400 souls or more -
They call me sister Lizzie since we've finished with the War.

One morning Pip he said to me, "I really think you should
Go and see the family." Mr. Wilson said I could.
So I quickly packed up 50 bags and headed for the road,
On a sentimental journey to the family abode.

When I got to the border there was sauerkraut and beer,
And a German army band played 'The British Grenadier';
3, 000 handsome police to guard my 15-wagon train,
When I stepped aboard I really knew that I was home again.

At Bonn I took up residence in the Petersberg Hotel,
Where 30 years ago, Mr. Chamberlain came to dwell;
I've police with dogs to guard me wherever I may go,
Such an open-hearted welcome do the German people show.

The family gave a banquet on the twentieth of May,
Ex-royals came from miles around their titles to display,
Four hours or more of 'let's pretend' and gobbling up cuisine,
And then we pushed the tables back and played at Kings and Queens.

Then I saw some generals, pinned medals on their chests,
Apart from christening ships, it's the work that I do best,
They may have once been beastly, but the darlings didn't win,
So I gave them decorations and they'll never do it again.

I think we should respect them I think we should be friends,
We need them for our allies, so it's time to make amends;
Let's treat them just like other folks, for surely you do know
They treated us like other folks just twenty years ago.

When I get back to London, I'll let my people know
How the welcome of the German folk has set my heart aglow;
Good-natured and kind-hearted and of well-bred family,
They're well-intentioned, simple folk, the same as you and me.

MIDI file: sentment.mid

Timebase: 96

Text: Sentimental Journey - QE2 in Germany
Tempo: 060 (1000000 microsec/crotchet)
TimeSig: 6/8 36 8
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This program is worth the effort of learning it.

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Sentimental Journey
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Oct 10 - 06:01 PM

If I understand the information on this page correctly, it says Peggy Seeger wrote SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY.


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