2 Mar 2009

Welcome to Free Scotland - Wee Free Scotland !

Will Fyffe had these interfering hypocritical overpaid middle class ( usually proddy) lawyers sussed 80 years ago.

We'll give up the cheap booze when you lot give up the free booze - the stuff we pay for!


Nikostratos Monday, March 02, 2009  

70 years ago who you trying to kid? he made that this morning.

Alan Smart Monday, March 02, 2009  

The annimation maybe, but the sountrack is 100% auithentic.

And for wikipedia here is the essential Will Fyffe:

Will Fyffe was a major star of the 1930’s and 1940’s, a star of stage, screen and vinyl. Will travelled extensively throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK, playing the numerous music halls of the time, where he would perform his sketches and sing his songs in his own inimitable style. In addition, Will appeared in 23 major films of the era (American and British), sometimes starring, and recorded over 30 songs, witty masterpieces enveloped in an engaging melody and delivered with Will’s own unique style.

His singer-songwriter skills are still well-known to us today and whereas the memory of his contemporaries may continue to fade, Will has become immortalised for his rendition of his own composition, I Belong To Glasgow. This song, which has been covered by the likes of Danny Kaye, Eartha Kitt, Gracie Fields and Kirk Douglas is still as fresh today as it was then, and is as memorable for its lyrics as it is for its melody :

“If your money, you spend,

You’ve nothing to lend,

Isn’t that better for you”

And born in Dundee - the original internationalist! ( after Rabbie)

Conan the Librarian™ Tuesday, March 03, 2009  

"It's twelve and a tanner a bottle
That's what it's costin' today
Twelve and a tanner a bottle
Man it tak's a' your pleasure away
Afore ye can hae a wee drappie
You have to spend a' that you've got
How can a fella be happy
When happiness costs such a lot

It's really high time something is done
To alter the way the country is run
They're no daein' things the way that they should
Just take for instance the price of the food

There's taxes on this, taxes on that
While the people grow lean, the officials grow fat
You have to admit it's a bit underhand
Puttin' a tax on the breath of the land

I used to meet old pals o' mine
When whisky was cheap, went doon like wine
Noo I don't see them I'm sorry to tell
I slip roon' the corner and drink by masel'"

C'est plus change, plus c'est la meme chose...

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