A Song for Bath
Sorry, awful quiet lately. Been away a lot. Back in harness now.
Meanwhile I’ve been going through lots of old stuff for Venue’s news review of 2011 and found this. They were looking for a national anthem for Bath earlier this year (see http://www.songforbath.co.uk/), but somehow I never got round to submitting it.
Oh, I’m only pulling your leg, Bath. It’s just a bit of fun. Honest.
Oh Bath! The jewel of Bath and North East Somerset
Jane Austen hated you (at least some have said)
But I love to be in Beau Nash’s party town
‘Cos when I’m with you I’ll never wear a frown.
Oh Bath I love your swinging nightlife best of all
Gonna shake my big ass at your Literary Festival
And at the Theatre Royal I’ll get stuck into the melee
To see middle-aged luvvies who are famous from the tellee.
While your critics carp and chafe
That you’re middlebrow and safe
Snooty, menopausal and complacent
There’s nowhere else in Blighty
Where I’d rather take a high tea
Or be pampered in Spa waters phosphorascent.
Everything that’s in Bath is lovely, clean and gay
Except of course for Twerton, which we wish would go away
Be posh, or be bohemian, be arty, rich or crass
Be anything you like – just don’t be working class.
This is the Bath Preservation So-ci-ety (etc. Fade out).
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