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Thread #135356   Message #3089676
Posted By: Jim Carroll
06-Feb-11 - 07:23 AM
Thread Name: Greenfields of France parody...
Subject: RE: Greenfields of France parody...
"No: sorry, Jim, just can't. I fear"
Don't shoot the messenger - Scouse requested the song - I passed it on.
Personally I wouldn't sing either the original or the parody, the first for the reasons adequately covered in Vallely excellent introduction (and the fact that I find it incredibly insipid)'; the second because it appears to becoming as oversung as the one it parodies
You are either missing or ignoring the point of the parody.
It has no agenda towards those who died in the obscenity that was WW1; whatever the (dubious IMO) merits of the original, it has become a mawkish travesty of its composer's intentions and is now as relevent to real life as Yellow Submarine. Treating the song as sacrosanct is equivalent to recalling what you were doing on the day Bambi's mother was shot.
Jim Carroll