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Monday, June 06, 2016

June Music Blogathon - Day 6

A Song That I Know All The Words To

If I have to stand up and perform a chart song, I think the only one I would stand a chance of doing would be Bohemian Rhapsody. Where I do have a bank of songs where I know the words are in shows I have taken part in. One of my favourite is from Gilbert & Sullivan's Patience, their satire on the Aesthetic Movement. Although I didn't sing this song I did learn it as I particularly liked it. I played Major Murgatroyd whom, along with two of his other officer friends, decide to become aesthetes as all the women had gone off military men and taken to swooning over poets and artists. It is dressed in his aesthetic garb that I occasionally appear online on various sites.

However, todays song is sung by Bunthorne, the lead character. Sit back and enjoy the word play of

If You're Anxious For To Shine.

3 Comments:

  • Ooh, I hadn't thought of G&S!
    I know all the words to Modern Major General.

    I wish.

    By Blogger Masher, At 8:26 AM  

  • I just have not been able to cross the G&S hurdle. Can't get it. And I'm frequently encouraged by the cast of my most-watched box set, The West Wing, where G&S features heavily. I've listened to this twice today. And I still don't get it. Maybe I'm broken.

    By Blogger Brennig, At 4:02 PM  

  • Masher - Yes, I thought I'd slip a G&S in. It's hard enough to say the words in rhythm for that let alone try to sing it.

    Brennig - You aren't alone, one of the problems for G&S societies are the dwindling numbers, both of those who want to take part and also watch it. I find it a lot more fun to be in, (possibly because you can overact outrageously), than to watch.

    By Blogger kennamatic, At 7:00 PM  

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