Sunday, 22 April 2012

Land of hope & hello mum!

Short and sweet as normal for my day time slumber.

To the very British sound of 'Land of hope and Glory', a camera is panning through a patriotic crowd as they proudly sing along.
The entire scene is filled with happy faces all waving various flags and banners in a sea of red white and blue.

The camera changes to a cemetery where a crude row of flags have been tied to gravestones resembling a run down housing estate that has tatty England flags still hanging from windows years after a major football tournament.

Changing back to the jubilant crowd, the camera stops on a group of three people and a child looks across at the big screen and suddenly realises they are on TV.
As always happens the camera switches from them at the precise moment the child informs the others with an excited point to the screen.

The theme from Edward Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 had the words fitted to the melody on the suggestion of King Edward VII who told Elgar he thought the melody would make a great song.
Arthur Christopher Benson, wrote the lyrics in 1902.

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