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Being British May 6, 2009

Posted by Lauren Cooke in Life, Chatter & Politics, Music.
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Those of you who know me are probably aware that I’m not even slightly patriotic. I’m a bit disillusioned with the whole believing in your country thing, and simply don’t feel it deep down like some people do. I will be quite happy to support our sports teams, mainly to feel involved and it’s always good to have a side!

Sometimes, however, something comes along that sums up all the best bits of being British. Our weird eccentric ways, our old habits and traditions. And OK, so this isn’t exactly new – but it’s damn good at summing up the Brits!

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(image borrowed from the lovely blog  here)

Courtesy of the Kinks (and my personal favourite, Kate Rusby), here is The Village Green Preservation Society:

We are the Village Green Preservation Society
God save Donald Duck, Vaudeville and Variety
We are the Desperate Dan Appreciation Society
God save strawberry jam and all the different varieties
Preserving the old ways from being abused
Protecting the new ways for me and for you
What more can we do

We are the Draught Beer Preservation Society
God save Mrs. Mopp and good Old Mother Riley
We are the Custard Pie Appreciation Consortium
God save the George Cross and all those who were awarded them

We are the Sherlock Holmes English Speaking Vernacular
Help save Fu Manchu, Moriarty and Dracula

We are the Office Block Persecution Affinity
God save little shops, china cups and virginity

We are the Skyscraper condemnation Affiliate
God save tudor houses, antique shops and billiards
Preserving the old ways from being abused
Protecting the new ways for me and for you
What more can we do

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Comments»

1. ElementalGrace - May 8, 2009

I LOVE that song. It’s totally one of my favourites…

2. mysterycreature1 - May 10, 2009

It’s amazing! I only got to know it in the past few years and can’t get over it’s brilliance!


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