At the Drop of Another Hat
At the Drop of a Hat
Tried by the Centre Court
And Then We Wrote...
Now I think we should leave the fantasy world of the news with all its fabulous fictional characters, like Mary-le-bone Rice Pudding and Screaming Lord Hume, hurray! And that well-known topical comedy team of Dimpleknees and son - they don't really exist, you know, any more than the Bishop of Woolidge exists. He's just an idea in the mind of God.
They make them up, you know, they had to do something to fill the pages of newspapers and so on. I mean we know perfectly well that if there's no newspapers, I mean if there's a strike or a public holiday or something, nothing happens! It's marvelous! Oh tempora, oh mores - Oh Times, oh Daily Mirror. As Lord Denning said in his report, he said "none of this going around saying no smoke without fire - nil combustibus pro fumo."
No, I think we should, you know - it's great fun this whimsical world of current affairs; it's a bit limited I think, you know, I mean you wouldn't want a whole evening of it, would you?
I think we should get back to real life now, to the things we see around us every day,. Like the sky at night, for example. Swann has a song on this very subject, a short song, but none the less nauseating.
DS: Well, be that as it may, this song is called My Horoscope.
Jupiter's gone into Orion, and come into conjunction with Mars
Saturn is wheeling across infinite space to it's pre-ordained place in the stars
And I gaze at the planets in wonder
At the trouble and time they spend
All to warn me to be careful
In dealings involving a friend.
Originally from the album 'At The Drop of Another Hat'.