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Do you remember the first time you “fell in love” with a writer’s words?
Thinking back now – I remember what first REALLY attracted me to the lyrics of Billy Bragg.
I remember the exact song and the exact line –
Greetings to the New Brunette
How can you lie there and think of England
When you don’t even know who’s in the team
The line made me smile and made me laugh – the blokey-ness of a guy thinking of sport. And Shirley not knowing about who’s in the team.
I thought Billy was talking about England – the soccer team but it could be the cricket team or another sporting team representing England.
I was encouraged to go back and “study” his earlier work and continue to study his evolving works.
I also loved his line in St Swithin’s Day
With my own…
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