England is Brave Old England Still

By May 18, 2020February 18th, 2021No Comments

The EU needs to understand that they cannot have their gateau and eat it too. Brussels may waive the rules but Britain rules the waves. May he who ‘gan the quarrel soon have to bite the dust, The Lion should be thrice armed for he “hath his quarrel just.” ‘Tis said that countless thousands thro’ cruel lockdown will die, But let us hope most fervently ere long the end be nigh. Let them be warned: England is brave Old England still, We’ve proved our might, we’ve claimed our right and always, ever will. Should we need to draw the iron our way to victory we’ll forge, With the Battle cry of Britons, “Old England and St George!” We don’t want to fight but by jingo if we do, We’ve got the ships, we’ve got the men and got the money too! Lift the Lockdown > WTO Brexit > Save Lives

Gilbert Hastings MacDermott (27 February 1845 – 8 May 1901) billed as G H MacDermott was an English lion comique, who was one of the biggest stars of the Victorian English music hall. He performed under the name of The Great MacDermott, and was well known for his rousing rendition of a war song he was persuaded to buy from G W Hunt for one guinea. The song’s chorus of “We don’t want to fight but by jingo if we do, We’ve got the ships, we’ve got the men, and got the money too!” popularized the word jingoism within the English language. The song became hugely popular in 1878, so much so that the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII, had MacDermott sing it for him at a private audience. He was far from a one hit wonder however. In fact he had written and published several plays and acted in many of them. The song was covered by other artists and was sung in an altered version during World War I.