Michael Flanders And Donald Swann – At The Drop Of Another Hat. Label: Parlophone – CDP 7974662, Parlophone – CDFSB 12. Format: CD, Album, Reissue, Stereo.
Michael Flanders and Donald Swann began their musical comedy act in 1956 and continued to delight audiences with their concerts until 1967. In this short time they achieved international renownment with their three albums, of which At the Drop of a Hat was the first. Whether extolling the joys of riding a London omnibus in "A Transport of Delight" or sorting out the complexities of stereo equipment in their "Song of Reproduction," Flanders and Swann always found a skewed view of any topic they touched.
Album At the Drop of Another Hat. A Song of Patriotic Prejudice Lyrics. You know it's a curious thing, I don't know if you've ever thought of this, but England hasn't really got a national song. I mean, you know, just for England; there's plenty for Great Britain, but that's quite different. You have to be very careful about how you use those terms, too. The rule is: if we've done anything good it's "another triumph for Great Britain!" And if we haven't it's "England loses again. The English, the English, the English are best I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest. The rottenest bits of these islands of ours We've left in the hands of three unfriendly powers Examine the Irishman, Welshman or Scot You'll find he's a stinker, as likely as not. Och aye, awa' wi' yon Edinburgh Festival!
Donald Ibrahím Swann (30 September 1923 – 23 March 1994) was a Welsh-born composer, musician, singer and entertainer. He was one half of Flanders and Swann, writing and performing comic songs with Michael Flanders. Donald Swann was born in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales. His father, Herbert Alfredovich Swann, was a Russian doctor of English descent, from the expatriate community that started out as the Muscovy Company.
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1977 - Songs of Michael Flanders and Donald Swann (Michael Flanders & Donald Swann, scores). 1991 - The Hippopotamus Song: A Muddy Love Story (Michael Flanders & Donald Swann, children's book). 1992 - The Only Flanders & Swann Video (recorded New York, 19 April 1967, 10 days after the close of At The Drop of Another Hat). 1998 - Flanders & Swann (recorded in New York, 1962 & 1967). Flanders and Swann's songs are characterised by wit, gentle satire, complex rhyming schemes, and memorable choruses.
Michael Flanders, introduction to The Gnu, At the Drop of a Hat (1960). As Michael Flanders says, the animal songs made him and his partner Donald Swann famous. As Flanders himself observes in At the Drop of Another Hat (1964), The purpose of satire, it has been rightly said, is to strip off the veneer of comforting illusion and cosy half-truth - and our job, as I see it, is to put it back again. They are satirists, but (usually) lack the aggression of Lehrer, favoring instead satire’s sense of play and a kind of wry, bemused judgment - or, in the case of songs like The Hippopotamus, more whimsy than judgment.