From “Mariam El-Bobini”, the new Disney Musical about an ISIS bride who flew in by means of a magic burqa.

Pwacticawwy perfect in evewwy way?

Super Caliphatalistic Fragile Ego Lupus
All these women went off freely now they want to dupe us
If they say it loud enough the media’ll join their stupors
Super Caliphatalistic Fragile Ego Lupus

Umm diddle iddle iddle um diddle ISIS
Umm diddle iddle iddle um diddle ISIS

They travelled half way round the world, and everywhere they went
They got seduced by terrorists in a desert tent
They got to watch beheadings and girls sent to slavery
While they had tasty kebabs and a lovely cuppa tea – whooh!

Super Caliph etc.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Sham Shamima Sham Shamima Sham Sham Sherie,
I think myself lucky you’re not my mummy
Sham Shamima Sham Shamima Sham Sham Sheroo
Good luck will rub off when they prosecute you.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

And a tankful of NATO makes the ISIS fall down
ISIS fall down, the ISIS fall down
Yes a tankful of NATO makes the ISIS fall down
In a most delightful way.

Baghdadi feathering his nest had very little time for rest
While dodging missiles aimed right at his lair
And every task he undertook, inspired by that book
Became undone, as we all had our fun,

for a
Tankful of NATO makes the ISIS fall down
The ISIS fall down, yes the ISIS fall down
Yes a tankful of NATO makes the ISIS fall down
In a most delightful way.

Would anyone like to suggest further re-edited Mary Poppins lyrics to suit the Shamima Begum case? Your poetic efforts welcomed in the comments below. Or maybe suggestions on how to adapt the screenplay of Mary Poppins to suit the ISIS Brides situation. Instead of the Suffragettes campaigning for women’s votes as in the original, there could be a campaign by woman demanding not to be allowed to vote. Instead of a run on the bank, maybe something to do with the price of Brent Crude? Your creative ideas, please!

All the Psalms

For a change this is a Video not from my channel. et me know if it comes down or is unavailable or anything, but this video is truly remarkable.  Eleven hours long, it contains fine choirs, especially Kings College Cambridge judging by the static images accompanying, singing their way through the entire Anglican Psalter.

Beautiful. God be praised.

And here, if the above were not enough, is a wonderful presentation, voice only of 120 top Christian Hymns.

 

Odes of Odium

1. Ode to Nancy Pelosi

Drain drain drain
This cold gray swamp
Let them feel the pain
Administered by Trump
Make it clean again
With that drainage pump.

Nancy, Nancy, Nancy,
Don’t think we are nosey
But your tastes look too fancy
We are not so dozy
As to give public finances
For private costs of Pelosi…

2. Ode to Diane Abbott:

O come, thou Bob Mugabe, come
To England’s humble shores
And take thine erring sister home
Back to yours.

Sir Simon Schama tried to shame her
Party for its views
But they carry on to blame the
Schoah on the Jews.

Abbott takes enormous fees
When telling students “hello”
Her comedy begs the question, “Please,
Abbott, where’s Costello?”

She has a great command of figures
A la Dr Evil
And all the population sniggers
Although I doubt that she will.

So Bob, please come and get her
Before she does more harm
And you in charge can set her
Of some stolen farm.

3. Ode to David Lammy

The enemy within.
It’s not his skin
At fault you’ll find
It’s just his mind.

 

More odes of odium and prose of opprobrium to come.

One of my hymns sung in an actual Church service.

Many thanks to my friend John Sapieha, who has been kind enough to express encouragement for the hymns I wrote (usually words only to existing tunes, as in this case) whiich can be found in the right hand navigation under “Poetry and Songs – The Psalms of Davey”. There are ten such hymns which I wrote a long time ago. This is the second, “Royal Priesthood, Holy Nation”. It feels very humbling to see a hymn written by oneself sung in real public worship. This was in Brazil on 16th of December 2018.

Huliganov’s Russia #8 – the Bronze Horseman

Original playout date: 5 December 2007
Duration: 13:01

“The Bronze Horseman is the main theme here – both footage of the famous statue and a recitation of the prologue to the famous poem by Pushkin inspired by the statue.

Lovers of the vintage Huli style will find something for themselves here, as will lovers of Billy Joel…
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