"The British are coming! The British are coming! "
Allegedly uttered by Paul Revere during the American Revolution
Paul Revere is best known for his midnight ride to alert the colonial militia in April 1775 to the approach of British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord, as dramatized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, "Paul Revere's Ride" (1861)
Today... the phrase the British are coming is a warning that enemies are about and a battle is about to begin... a statement of impending doom.
This isn't quite the feeling I was going for when I suggested this week's theme :)
We had such a blast with the Beatles last week that I thought it would be great fun to extend the merriment to inlude other British artists of the 60s and so...
THE BRITISH INVASION continues...
albeit with a twist. You can certainly sing songs from 60s British artists but there were other British invasions throughout history (ie: the expulsion of the Acadians; the defeat of the Scots at Culloden; etc.) and so songs in the trad vein are covered in the theme too. And who better to champion all things British than...
... who left the streets of London to cross the pond and take Canada by storm, co-founding the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival and fathering Joel with whom he released the award winning collaborative LP SOLIDARITY. " Solidarity, We stand in solidarity, We're weary but we're ready Pushing boulders up the hill...." Sounds like a typical WTF! night to me :)
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