Thursday, July 07, 2005

There'll Always Be An England


There'll always be an England, While there's a country lane,

Wherever there's a cottage small, Beside a field of grain.

There'll always be an England, While there's a busy street,

Wherever there's a turning wheel, A million marching feet.

Red, white and blue, What does it mean to you?

Surely you're proud, Shout it aloud.

Britons awake! The Empire too, We can depend on you,

Freedom remains, These are the chain Nothing can break.

There'll always be an England, And England shall be free,

If England means as much to you, As England means to me.

- Ross Parker & Hugh Charles
FROM BRITISH PATRIOTIC SONGS

2 Comments:

Anonymous Scatman Dan said...

What an awful patriotic song.

"Red, white and blue, What does it mean to you?"

Assuming that this line refers to the Union Jack, then it means "Great Britain" to me, or, to give it it's full name, "The United Kingom of Great Britain and Northern Island".

It doesn't mean England to me any more than it means any of the other principalities of the UK: Scotland, Wales, and Northern Island.

And I thought it was only foreigners that thought England and Great Britain were the same thing. Apparently they're in our midst, too.

8/06/2005 05:07:00 AM  
Blogger Bohemian Like You said...

dan,

Thanks for your post. I put this up after 7/7 in a show of solidarity for Londoners.

There was a British pub down the street from me in college we used to frequent and written across the wall in letters 3 feet high was "There'll always be an England". It sort of stuck with me.

Interesting perspective you have on it - given me something to think about.

cheers

8/06/2005 07:41:00 AM  

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