Very Modern

Something for the weekend.  From the Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan.  The song a Modern Major General was intended as a lampoon of Queen Victoria’s best general Garnet Wolseley.  Wolseley found the song amusing and would often sing it for friends.

3 Responses to Very Modern

  • Thanks again for the good music!

  • Catchy tune. It’s been awhile since I heard this particular song. Thanks for sharing this humorous video!

  • Hehe, I grew up on this music…. Some of my favorite memories are the quarterly trips to the “big city” (Namath Falls) to stock up on four+ months worth of non-perishables, with a Gilbert and Sullivan tape as the “sing along” music— well, that and a bunch of old western, but I loved G&S because they weren’t sad. Even the one about the little Tom Tit bird….

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