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Pop songs, poems, etc mentioning SE23?

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Ooperlooper
Joined 28-06-2006
Posted on Saturday, 05 May, 2007 - 09:08 am:   

Baggy's mention of lyrics in his pub thread has just led me to wonder whether there are any pop songs, poems, etc mentioning the SE23 region.

And indeed I have found one.

Red Sonja by Cracker

Poor Red Sonja
Never had a clue
She'd be busted down
in Charleston town
some Saturday
some Saturday

Baader-Meinhof
seems so far away
so kiss me now, kleine Frau

Wie's gudrun tat
und holder tat
ein teurer BMW
Virginia nummernschild
Tasha, booker und ihr kleines kind
Die konspirative wohnung
out in *FOREST HILL*
neue kleider, neue politik
neue kleider, neue politik
Bigjulie
Joined 09-04-2005
Posted on Thursday, 10 May, 2007 - 11:05 am:   

This thread is in danger of dying an early death, so maybe the references don't need to be quite so specific.

How about this lovely song:

Someday we'll build a home on a hilltop high
You and I, shiny and new
Cottage that two can fill
And we'll be pleased to be called
The folks who live on the hill

Someday we may be adding a wing or two
A thing or two
We will make changes, as any family will
But we will always be called
The folks who live on the hill

Our verandah will command a view of meadows green
The sort of view that seems to want to be seen
And when our kids grow up and leave us
We sit and look at that same old view
Just we two, Darby and Joan
Who used to be Jack and Jill
The folks who like to be called
What they have always been called
The folks who live on the hill

"Folks Who Live On The Hill" by Diana Krall
Michael
Joined 04-03-2005
Posted on Thursday, 10 May, 2007 - 11:10 am:   

U2 wrote a song about One Tree Hill:
http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/One-Tree-Hi ll-lyrics-U2/712E8335BBB4BE6048256896002F4FC8
Bigjulie
Joined 09-04-2005
Posted on Thursday, 10 May, 2007 - 11:36 am:   

There is a TV programme called One Tree Hill but I haven't seen it. I think it is American.
Perryman
Joined 12-12-2006
Posted on Friday, 11 May, 2007 - 01:00 am:   

How about "The Red Flag" by Jim Connell

He wrote it in the Capitol you know.
He was very fond of the pub and the cowards/traitor bit could have been a reference to those up the hill, too posh to drink in their local.
The dungeons dark or gallows grim of course refer to the Q bar and The Honor Oak - pubs that he loathed.
;-)


The people's flag is deepest red,
It shrouded oft our martyred dead,
And ere their limbs grew stiff and cold,
Their hearts blood dyed its every fold.

Then raise the scarlet standard high. (chorus)
Within its shade we'll live and die,
Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer,
We'll keep the red flag flying here.

Look round, the Frenchman loves its blaze,
The sturdy German chants its praise,
In Moscow's vaults its hymns are sung
Chicago swells the surging throng.

It waved above our infant might,
When all ahead seemed dark as night;
It witnessed many a deed and vow,
We must not change its colour now.

It well recalls the triumphs past,
It gives the hope of peace at last;
The banner bright, the symbol plain,
Of human right and human gain.

It suits today the weak and base,
Whose minds are fixed on pelf and place
To cringe before the rich man's frown,
And haul the sacred emblem down.

With heads uncovered swear we all
To bear it onward till we fall;
Come dungeons dark or gallows grim,
This song shall be our parting hymn.


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