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Subject: happy? - Aug 26 (Cæsar invades)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 26 Aug 05 - 08:37 AM

Cæsar invades Britain 8/26 of 55 bce

by Matt McGinn
        Ten thousand Roman soldiers to the Hielands they came north
        And they had conquered everything from the Tiber to the Forth.
        They camped beside Loch Lomand, for the night they thought they'd lie,
        But somewhere on the Cobbler hill they heard this terrible cry:
        CHORUS: Grigalee! Grigaloo!
                Come up and fight, you cowardly crew!
                I'll have you for my pot of stew!
                You fear to fight with me!
        On top stood a bearded Hieland man with a kilt and a big claymore
        He looked a bit ferocious, so old Caesar sent up four.
        Then he sat down for dinner by the bright light of the moon,
        But he lost his taste for vino when four heads come rollin' doon.
        Then Caesar sent Marc Antony wi' another fifty five.
        "Gae bring to me that rascal's head, or I'll have you stewed alive."
        They heard the clash of metal until the night was done,
        But again they heard this terrible cry by the rising of the sun.
        Then Caesar sent a thousand men, this Hieland man to crack,
        But out of all the thousand, there was only one came back.
        "Oh, Caesar!" cried the soldier, wi' his head all black and blue,
        "The rascal has been lying! There's not just one, there's two!"
        So Caesar picked his suitcase up and he ran southwards then
        He was doin' eighty miles an hour, but he couldn't catch his men
        Now maybe ye will wonder why I've told this tale at all
        Well, it has a simple moral, an' they call it...Hadrian's Wall!
        Copyright Hearthside Music
        DigTrad filename[ GRIGALOO
[True, there's no real need to give the whole song, especially if it's in Digital Tradition. Just couldn't find a way to cut this one.
An old joke, told of numerous opposed ethnicities, but still a good one.]

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Subject: RE: happy? - Aug 26 (Cæsar invades)
From: Le Scaramouche
Date: 26 Aug 05 - 08:48 AM

"The first date in English History is 55 BC in which year Julius Caesar (the MEMORABLE Roman Emperor) landed, like all other succesful invaders of these islands, at Thanet. This was in the Olden Days, when the Romans were top nation on account of their classical education, etc."

So say, of course, Sellar and Yeatman, and if you can't trust the good authors of 1066, who can you trust?

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Subject: RE: happy? - Aug 26 (Cæsar invades)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 26 Aug 05 - 08:56 AM


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