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Re: God Save the Queen
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0840  Friday, 2 May 2003

[1]     From:   Don Bloom <
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        Date:   Thursday, 1 May 2003 07:49:00 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.0833 Re: God Save the Queen

[2]     From:   David Evett <
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        Date:   Thursday, 1 May 2003 11:08:48 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.0833 Re: God Save the Queen

[3]     From:   Lloyd A. Norton <
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        Date:   Thursday, 1 May 2003 11:22:06 EDT
        Subj:   God Save The Queen!


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From:           Don Bloom <
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Date:           Thursday, 1 May 2003 07:49:00 -0500
Subject: 14.0833 Re: God Save the Queen
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0833 Re: God Save the Queen

I was pleased to see JK's more extended copy of "The Woad Song" (whose
title sounds like it was being pronounced by Elmer Fudd).

And my pleasure was doubled at reading the lines

>      Saxons you may save your stitches
>      Building beds for bugs in britches,
>      We have Woad to clothe us, which is
>        Not a nest for fleas.
>    Romans, keep your armor!
>    Saxons, your pajamas!
>      Hairy coats
>      Were made for goats,
>    Gorillas, yaks, retriever dogs and llamas!

Rhyming armor with pajama and llama goes into my file of the definitive
pairings right next to "Lady of Spain I adore you, right from the night
I first saw you." But the latter gets extra points from also being
ungrammatical.

Cheers,
don

(PS: Doesn't anyone know "The Man Who Invented Beer"?)

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From:           David Evett <
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Date:           Thursday, 1 May 2003 11:08:48 -0400
Subject: 14.0833 Re: God Save the Queen
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0833 Re: God Save the Queen

I forgot to note that the woad song appears to be a more limited genre
than the woad movie.

Dave E

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From:           Lloyd A. Norton <
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Date:           Thursday, 1 May 2003 11:22:06 EDT
Subject:        God Save The Queen!

Here's a "Hurrah for good Queen Bess!" from John Bennett's Master
Skylark,

               Hurrah for the Queen, and the pie and the ale!
               Hurrah for the peacock, hurrah for its tail!
                   Hurrah for hurrah, and hurrah again --
                   We're going to court on Christmas day
                         To sing before the Queen!

Lloyd A. Norton (:=)>

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