• There won’t be ANY bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover.

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    Given the dramatic and dreadful consequences of a possible “train crash Brexit”, I can’t help thinking of the last time this country was really up against it. If we ignore the Suez Crisis, we are looking back to the dark days of WW2. A song that springs prominently to mind is Dame Vera Lynn’s “White cliffs of Dover”.

    Given that Dover will be the focus point of much of the chaos, it seems that a rewrite of the famous lyrics should be undertaken in preparation!

    Note, this famous song was written by US songwriters Nat Burton and Walter Kent and they either did not know or did not care that the bluebird is not native to the British Isles or Europe but is an American bird!
    To me, the absence of bluebirds over Dover because they are living in another continent says all there is to say about the “Ultras” ideas about Brexit!
    Herewith the revised lyrics:

    there won’t be bluebirds over
    The white cliffs of Dover
    Tomorrow
    Just you wait and see
    I’ll never forget the people I met
    Braving those awful queues
    I remember well as the shutters fell
    The light of hope went from their eyes
    And though I’m far away
    I still can hear them say
    Thumbs up!
    But when the dawn comes up
    there won’t be bluebirds over
    The white cliffs of Dover
    Tomorrow
    Just you wait and see
    there’ll be loss and lawlessness
    And protests ever after
    Tomorrow
    When the worker is fired
    And the shepherd will sell his sheep
    The valley road will be blocked again
    And Jimmy will go to sleep
    In his own child seat again
    there won’t be bluebirds over
    The white cliffs of Dover
    Tomorrow
    Just you wait and see
    there won’t be bluebirds over
    The white cliffs of Dover
    Tomorrow
    Just you wait and see…
    Adapted from: The White Cliffs of Dover lyrics © Shapiro Bernstein & Co. Inc.
    Songwriters: Nat Burton / Walter Kent
    For more information about bluebirds, GOTO: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluebird

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