Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Apparently it was a Robin.....
I was forced to splutter a little earlier whilst eating supper and listening to the BBC radio news....
Apparently a group of eminent academics have reached the conclusion that it was more likely a Robin that sang in Berkeley (pronounced Barklee) Square, and NOT the Nightingale of blessed memory.
Well ring ting and fiddledee dee.....where DO these people get off the bus?
I'm a little annoyed, can you tell?
Does it escape them that the song was written in 1940, in the middle of a war with London getting hit pretty badly, and that the song may contain just an element of irony?
OK, nowadays you would be lucky to hear any sort of birdsong in the square, above the roar of London traffic.
But that is not the point.
This is my particular favourite version by Anne Shelton...great balance between orchestra and voice....
Have a blameless Tuesday nice people....I feel better already.......smiling.