Song of the Day, January 27: The New St. George by Richard Thompson

RTHenryGeorgeToday’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.

About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

2 Responses to Song of the Day, January 27: The New St. George by Richard Thompson

  1. Thom Hickey says:

    and he plays a mean guitar too! Thom

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