Bring it back to dear old blighty...

Dave2006

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Oh dear... some numpties have murdered this scared song for En-ger-land


Dave
 
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Uncleskinny

It's all good
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Sweet Jaysis - that's awful. The problem with all these songs is that you're setting yourself up for a mighty fall. What happens to all those "We won the cup" T-shirts the moment after the final whistle?

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Kewpie

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All the British football fans should be ashamed of it.

I hate football (soccer) and this makes me even more hate it.
 

MORRIZSEY

Wrong species
:thumb: first time Ive seen this
Wiki says this of "The L-Shaped room":....

The Smiths chose to open their 1986 album, The Queen Is Dead, with a sound sample from this film — taken from the scene at the house in London during the Christmas season, in which Mavis (Cicely Courtneidge) leads her fellow Brits abroad through an off-key chorus of "Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty".

But English football songs may change its tone forever....
 

billy scissors

a bit fond
Wiki says this of "The L-Shaped room":....

The Smiths chose to open their 1986 album, The Queen Is Dead, with a sound sample from this film — taken from the scene at the house in London during the Christmas season, in which Mavis (Cicely Courtneidge) leads her fellow Brits abroad through an off-key chorus of "Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty".

But English football songs may change its tone forever....
Im not listening to the football version.Seeing it was enough
 

Stuheff

Sing your Strife
All the British football fans should be ashamed of it.

I hate football (soccer) and this makes me even more hate it.
Why ashamed? Embarrassed/annoyed/Non-plussed I can understand, but I don't comprehend why I should feel ashamed by this?

Can you help?
 

Dave2006

Active Member
The back story to this sounds far more interesting than the song
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/essex/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8629000/8629827.stm
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-e...scovered-in-5-can-bought-on-ebay-1815748.html

Looks like the 'singer' in the video bought some old film cans on ebay, one of them had a film inside, turns out to be a Charlie Chaplin film that most thought had been lost to the ravages of time. It's a WW1 propaganda film, in it Chaplin holds up a sign that reads "Take me back to dear old Blighty". The guy who bought it thinks he can make his fortune from it...


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Uncleskinny

It's all good
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The back story to this sounds far more interesting than the song
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/essex/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8629000/8629827.stm
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-e...scovered-in-5-can-bought-on-ebay-1815748.html

Looks like the 'singer' in the video bought some old film cans on ebay, one of them had a film inside, turns out to be a Charlie Chaplin film that most thought had been lost to the ravages of time. It's a WW1 propaganda film, in it Chaplin holds up a sign that reads "Take me back to dear old Blighty". The guy who bought it thinks he can make his fortune from it...


Dave
Just saw this on the Beeb news. Mrs F says it's great. The song, that is. Meh.

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Kewpie

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Why ashamed? Embarrassed/annoyed/Non-plussed I can understand, but I don't comprehend why I should feel ashamed by this?

Can you help?
IMHO football ruined the song which is shameful.

Smiths' sampling from The L-Shaped Room is a tribute to the long lost glory and happiness which only existed in some people's memory.
 
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goinghome

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The back story to this sounds far more interesting than the song
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/essex/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8629000/8629827.stm
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-e...scovered-in-5-can-bought-on-ebay-1815748.html

Looks like the 'singer' in the video bought some old film cans on ebay, one of them had a film inside, turns out to be a Charlie Chaplin film that most thought had been lost to the ravages of time. It's a WW1 propaganda film, in it Chaplin holds up a sign that reads "Take me back to dear old Blighty". The guy who bought it thinks he can make his fortune from it...


Dave
A pig in a poke that turned into a silk purse! Magic!
 

Brel

Guttersnipe
I caught this on BBC Breakfast yesterday. I have to admit, I look forward to the prospect of pissed up lads down the boozer in a few weeks time chanting "Bring it Back to Dear Old Blighty". It beats the usual anti-Irish guff that we have to endure (after the bloody National Anthem).

:straightface:
 

nightingale+therose

...brush me daddy-o
i can't wait... another world cup... another haunting melody(ahem).... great way to ruin the sweet memories conjured by the song for some folk.:thumb:
euch, didn't they settle who won the world cup last year?... was it Scotland? *clueless*:(
 

Irregular Regular

Forget my fate.
Oh dear... some numpties have murdered this scared song for En-ger-land

Dave
I have to disagree on this one Dave.
I am not usually fond of World Cup songs but this one is really quite funny imho...I guess we are all different, right?
The only other footy song I've always liked is World In Motion for the 1990 WC, but then again it was written by New Order my second favourite band of all time. :thumb:
 

Quiffaa

Love me outside Mzlicious
These 3 words were actually part of the original as sung by Cicely Courtneidge... :confused:
Sorry I didn`t express clearly what I meant ...

I love 1920-50`s british silly songs
so I love "tiddly iddly ighty ..."

The "good grief!" was meant re these blokes sans singing voice or charm

And for the record I don`think people have to be beautiful to sing or videotaped but these guys would be the ones I would flee from in a pub.

The drunken footie fans who gave britain a bad name. Remember 3 Lions by the lightning seeds? No beauty kings but charming chaps, lads who seem to be genuinely funny and had not to rely on the "comical aspects" of their physique (I never got the Benny Hill humour, always thought some fathaters laughed at him not with him)
 
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