Overture - Why Can't The English

Julie Andrews2011年11月22日
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Overture - Why Can't The English - Julie Andrews

Look at her a prisoner of the gutter

 

Condemned by every syllable she utters

 

By right she should be taken out and hung

 

For the cold-blooded murder of the English tongue

Aaoooww

Aaoooww

Heavens what a noise

This is what the British population

 

Calls an elementary education

Come sir I think you picked a poor example

Did I

 

Hear them down in Soho square

Dropping "h's" everywhere

Speaking English anyway they like

 

You sir did you go to school

Wadaya tike me for a fool

No one taught him 'take' instead of 'tike'

 

Hear a Yorkshireman or worse

Hear a Cornishman converse

I'd rather hear a choir singing flat

 

Chickens cackling in a barn

 

Just like this one here

Garn

 

I ask you sir what sort of word is that

 

It's "Aaoooww" and

"Garn" that keep her in her place

 

Not her wretched clothes and dirty face

 

Why can't the English teach

Their children how to speak

This verbal class distinction by now

Should be antique

 

If you spoke as she does sir

Instead of the way you do

Why you might be selling flowers too

I beg your pardon

An Englishman's way of

Speaking absolutely classifies him

 

The moment he talks he

Makes some other Englishman despise him

One common language

I'm afraid we'll never get

Oh why can't the English learn to

Set a good example to people whose

English is painful to your ears

 

The Scots and the Irish leave you close to tears

 

There even are places where

English completely disappears

 

In America they haven't used it for years

 

Why can't the English teach

Their children how to speak

 

Norwegians learn Norwegian

The Greeks are taught their Greek

In France every Frenchman

Knows his language from "A" to "Zed"

 

The French never care what they do

Actually as long as they pronounce it properly

 

Arabians learn Arabian with

The speed of summer lightning

The Hebrews learn it backwards

Which is absolutely frightening

But use proper English

And you're regarded as a freak

Why can't the English

 

Why can't the English learn

 

To Speak

 

***歌詞來自第三方***

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