Just a folk song

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Just a folk song

Ungelesener Beitragvon issanrebel » So Aug 13, 2006 8:47 pm

...and folk songs are usually very wise:

Some (OK, many) years ago the comedy/singing duo of Flanders & Swan did a song called: The English".



The English
(Flanders & Swan)

The rottenest bits of these islands of ours
We've left in the hands of three unfriendly powers
Examine the Irishman, Welshman or Scot
You'll find he's a stinker as likely as not

The English the English the English are best
I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest

The Scotsman is mean as we're all well aware
He's boney and blotchy and covered with hair
He eats salty porridge, he works all the day
And hasn't got bishops to show him the way

The English the English the English are best
I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest

The Irishman now our contempt is beneath
He sleeps in his boots and he lies through his teeth
He blows up policemen or so I have heard
And blames it on Cromwell and William the Third

The English are moral the English are good
And clever and modest and misunderstood

The Welshman's dishonest, he cheats when he can
He's little and dark more like monkey than man
He works underground with a lamp on his hat
And sings far too loud, far too often and flat

The English the English the English are best
I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest

And crossing the channel one cannot say much
For the French or the Spanish, the Danish or Dutch
The Germans are German, the Russians are red
And the Greeks and Italians eat garlic in bed

The English are noble, the English are nice
And worth any other at double the price

And all the world over each nation's the same
They've simply no notion of playing the game
They argue with umpires, they cheer when they've won
And they practice before hand which spoils all the fun

The English the English the English are best
I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest

It's not that they're wicked or naturally bad
It's just that they're foreign that makes them so mad
The English are all that a nation should be
And the pride of the English are Chipper and me

The English the English the English are best
I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest

:evil: :evil: :evil:

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Ungelesener Beitragvon Isaan Rollie » Mo Aug 14, 2006 8:48 am

Wow - issan, did ya meet a Farang upsetting your stomach? :lol:

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Ungelesener Beitragvon mcmurphy » Di Aug 15, 2006 5:00 pm

Oooooh, well! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Ungelesener Beitragvon issanrebel » Fr Sep 01, 2006 10:24 am

C'mon KC, there isn't enough grounds to keep this thread in "members only". It's just british humor, real genuine british humor. :wink:

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Ungelesener Beitragvon KoratCat » So Sep 03, 2006 10:32 am

The objective of the Korat-Info board is to exchange information. Though we propagate FREE SPEECH topics that can only be regarded as incentives for discussion (and not carrying information) will be moved to "members only" where everybody who is interested can participate in that discussion. Only informative topics of general interest should be exposed to people who visit this board for reading only.

Issanrebel, you're free to convince me of the informative character of this thread. :wink: 8)

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Re: Just a folk song

Ungelesener Beitragvon tuktuk » Sa Okt 07, 2006 11:53 am

issanrebel hat geschrieben:...and folk songs are usually very wise:

Some (OK, many) years ago the comedy/singing duo of Flanders & Swan did a song called: The English".



The English
(Flanders & Swan)

The rottenest bits of these islands of ours
We've left in the hands of three unfriendly powers
Examine the Irishman, Welshman or Scot
You'll find he's a stinker as likely as not

The English the English the English are best
I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest

The Scotsman is mean as we're all well aware
He's boney and blotchy and covered with hair
He eats salty porridge, he works all the day
And hasn't got bishops to show him the way

The English the English the English are best
I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest

The Irishman now our contempt is beneath
He sleeps in his boots and he lies through his teeth
He blows up policemen or so I have heard
And blames it on Cromwell and William the Third

The English are moral the English are good
And clever and modest and misunderstood

The Welshman's dishonest, he cheats when he can
He's little and dark more like monkey than man
He works underground with a lamp on his hat
And sings far too loud, far too often and flat

The English the English the English are best
I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest

And crossing the channel one cannot say much
For the French or the Spanish, the Danish or Dutch
The Germans are German, the Russians are red
And the Greeks and Italians eat garlic in bed

The English are noble, the English are nice
And worth any other at double the price

And all the world over each nation's the same
They've simply no notion of playing the game
They argue with umpires, they cheer when they've won
And they practice before hand which spoils all the fun

The English the English the English are best
I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest

It's not that they're wicked or naturally bad
It's just that they're foreign that makes them so mad
The English are all that a nation should be
And the pride of the English are Chipper and me

The English the English the English are best
I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest

:evil: :evil: :evil:

Hello Issanrebel
I used to listen to this song in the town of Western Berlin I think in the midsixties.I really enjoyed it.Do you have it on a cd or cassette?
BTW what about Rolf Harris's Two little Boys (going to war,no more?)
Koratcat don't move this item.It's necessarry to survive in Thailand :shock:

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Re: Just a folk song

Ungelesener Beitragvon KoratCat » Sa Okt 07, 2006 11:56 am

tuktuk hat geschrieben:Koratcat don't move this item.It's necessarry to survive in Thailand :shock:


I had already moved it to avoid a civil war by the Farangs up here, but I had to move it back not being able to ignore its significance any further. :mrgreen:

Hear just one of them: "Fuck you, you pathetic Kraut, teutonic, Nazi arsehole!". Does anybody want to know the source, or can you guess? :wink:


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