Song of the Day, January 27: The New St. George by Richard Thompson
January 27, 2016 2 Comments
Today’s song is one half of the statement of purpose to Richard Thompson’s brilliant solo debut, Henry the Human Fly. Side one opens with the ironically electric Roll Over Vaughn Williams. Side two employs opens with the more trad-folk sound of The New St. George. Thompson explores a very English take on things staying the same the more they change. With wit and razor keen observation, he insists that we remain vigilant, not allowing the forces in power to take advantage of us. Using the music of the people as a motivator he intones
Leave the factory, leave the forge
and dance to the New St. George.
Enjoy this stirring song today.