The Prairie Islander

Friday, June 09, 2006

Just Don't Metion the War

The World Cup started today in Deutchland, and I was awoken by an interesting song on the CBC, writen by John Cleese in hopes of fostering greater Anglo-German amity (and atone for Fawlty sins), that goes something like this: Don’t Mention The War, I did, but I think I got away with!

Don't metion the war
Don’t mention the war
That’s what football is for!
In 1966 we were the winning team
We’d rather not discuss what happened in-between
Don’t mention the war
Just get out there and score
At the glorious moment
When the lions roar
Don’t mention the war
Don’t mention the war
That’s what football is for!
They might have bombed our chipshop 60 years ago
But a billion pints of lager later, here we go (come on then!)
Don’t call them rude names
It’s such a beautiful game
At the glorious moment
When the lions roar Don’t mention the war
Don’t mention the war
Bend that ball round the wall
Instead of saving Poland we are scoring goals
After 40 years of extra time and bacon rolls (bacon rolls!). . .

Try the Times Online for details and listen to the song at the NPR site. It has shades of another favourite football tune of mine The Self Preservation Society by Quincy Jones.

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