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Thread #108262   Message #2252222
Posted By: Cuddles
03-Feb-08 - 07:58 AM
Thread Name: Kate Rusby sings Sandy Denny !!!!
Subject: RE: Kate Rusby sings Sandy Denny !!!!
"Eric, have a look at Cuddles' other posts..."

It would seem the only person who is interested is you Ruth. Obviously there is some sort of 'vendetta' going on here, to which I am not a party, therefore I'd be grateful if you would take your problems elsewhere, this is a music forum. Thanks.


I too love Kate's version of the song. There is also perhaps a deeper irony here than Ray Davies possibly meant when he wrote the song, where he was perhaps poking fun at those in the song, and that being that so much of what he wrote about is now disappearing.

I've taken the lyrics from the Jam & Jerusalem link above and all I'll say is "God save the village green' indeed!

'The Village Green Preservation Society' by Ray Davies

"We are the Village Green Preservation Society
God save Donald Duck, Vaudeville and Variety
We are the Desperate Dan Appreciation Society
God save strawberry jam and all the different varieties

Preserving the old ways from being abused
Protecting the new ways for me and for you
What more can we do

We are the Draught Beer Preservation Society
God save Mrs. Mopp and good Old Mother Riley
We are the Custard Pie Appreciation Consortium
God save the George Cross and all those who were awarded them

We are the Sherlock Holmes English Speaking Vernacular
Hell take Fu Manchu, Moriarty and Dracula
We are the Office Block Persecution Affinity
God save little shops, china cups and virginity

We are the Skyscraper condemnation Affiliate
God save tudor houses, antique tables and billiards
Preserving the old ways from being abused
Protecting the new ways for me and for you
What more can we do

God save the Village Green.

[Ray Davies]


Perhaps the WI needs to take over the country! :-)