05 January, 2013
A song for England, eh?
And sure enough, some geezer in Nairobi facebooks in a nomination for "Jambo Bwana" to represent Kenya.
To show willing and offer encouragement, presentoose Harriet Gilbert puts forward a song which in her view captures the spirit of England. I wonder what that might be, I thought, the words "Blue" and "Mink" coming unaccountably to mind as Harriet praises England as the crossroads of the world, the happy blend of many cultures.
And sure enough, a snatch of "Melting Pot" follows.
Well, I guess we do have "coffee-coloured people by the score", Hattie darling, but Gordelpus.
Mind you I don't think they'd get away with
Curly Latin kinkiesthese days. Naughty.
Mixed with yellow Chinkees
Come back Bidisha Nosurname, all is — more or less — forgiven.
"Curly Latin kinkies". Hmm. "Curly black and kinkies" more like. Tharr'll learn me not to cut and paste from song lyric sites, innit.
Don't see her much round Woolwich, then?