Friday, May 20, 2005

Dad's Newest Composition

In a recent blog entry on the wonders of Walid Jumblatt's musical name I mentioned that my dad used to compose little ditties to sing in the car that used the Lebanese militia leader's euphonious handle. I also suggested that he was not so musically inclined when it came to African leaders. Thanks to the magic of email I stand corrected. Please be upstanding for my father's latest magnum opus, "The Random African Leaders Of The Last 20 Years Rag":

"All well with us interesting one of your recent blogs; you obviously do not recall (to the tune of "Jerusalem");

And did Dr Hastings Banda of Malawi
Drink tea with Mangasuti Buthwelesii
On the top of Spion Kop
And did Bishop Desesmond
have a tea cake too oo oo oo oh
And did the sandals of Jomo Kenyata
Walk the Isandlewanda Road ....."
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The man in the crown is a highly talented and esteemed aviation engineer. The woman in the boa is no relation. Its amazing what comes up when one googles one's dad.

4 comments:

Mondale said...

I'm so sorry. So very , very sorry.

weasel said...

Now then Bowlsey, your Silver Fox may be many fine things but he's not a composer of nonsense songs about global figures of interest. My little sisters are going to know all about the Grand Old Duke of York AND Kim Jong Il, lucky lasses. I wouldn't trade him and his daft crown for the world.

Anonymous said...

OK you snivling litle git you are back in the will

Dad

weasel said...

Outstanding- a visit from the Squire!

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