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I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Major...
The Pirates Of Penzance (Broadway Ver...
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"I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General (often referred to as the Major-General's Song or Modern Major-General's Song) is a patter song from Gilbert and Sullivan's 1879 comic opera The Pirates of Penzance. It is perhaps the most famous song in Gilbert and Sullivan's operas. It is sung by Major-General Stanley at his first entrance, towards the end of Act I. The song satirises the idea of the "modern" educated British Army officer of the latter 19th century. It is one of the most difficult patter songs to perform, due to the fast pace and tongue-twisting nature of the lyrics.The song is replete with historical and cultural references, in which the Major-General describes his impressive and well-rounded education,"In one review someone said that the phrase "never sat a gee" was nonsense that ryhmed(literary form) but they are wrong. "Gee" is a name for a horse.
Someday if I acquire a British helmet of the era, I may try the video version I've worked on. Until then this will have to do.
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WOW ABOUT TIME I GOT FRONT AGAIN.BOY HOW IN THE WORLD ARE YOU GOING SO FAST, IMPOSSIBLE TO KEEP UP WITH YOU WOW,,,,,,,LOVE THE WAY YOUR DOING THIS AND YOUR SOUNDING LIKE YOUR AVING A BALL DOING THIS SONG BET IT WORE YOU OUT, FAST AND THEN SOME, UNBELIEBEABLE,,,,,,,,I LOVE IT'LOVE YOUNYLA
ALSO LOVE ALL THE INFORMATION YOU GAVE, ITS GREATLOVE ITLOVE YOUNYLA
I WILL BE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE VIDEO ONE OF TESE DAYSLOVE YOU
Jay this is quite amazing! I`ve been trying to keep up with you, and failing miserably. I`ll have to keep trying this one - although at 75 years of age it might be too ambitious. It`s a big challenge and you did a fine job.
Greetings and ***** d from Max in the UK.
Loved the video. Thank you - your son is very lalented!
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