Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 25, 2008 9:07 | Filed in Music

What better way to celebrate Christmas than by watching ‘Stop the Cavalry’?

Which reminds me, I still don’t know who Luzar and Jim are.

Altogether now, dub-a-dub-a-dum-dum…

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2 Comments to Merry Christmas

  1. Gill says:

    January 2nd, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Wonder no more. The lyrics are

    Bang goes another bomb on another town
    While the Czar and Jim have tea
    If I get home, live to tell the tale
    I’ll run for all presidencies
    If I get elected I’ll stop – I will stop the cavalry

    The Czar is ummm the Czar and Jim is, I believe, Jimmy Carter who was US president at the time of the song.

    There, my good deed for 2009 done and dusted. Happy New Year!

  2. Christophe Strobbe says:

    January 8th, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Hi Gill,

    Thanks for the lyrics. Apparently, it’s not only non-native speakers of English who have problems decoding song lyrics. A Google search for ["jona lewie" "stop the cavalry" "while the Czar"] generates fewer results than a search for ["jona lewie" "stop the cavalry" "while Luzar"].
    And if Jim is Jimmy Carter because he was president at the time, what are the Czar and Mr. Churchill doing in the lyrics? It seems that the song’s protagonist is the “eternal soldier”: “I have had to fight, almost every night, down throughout these centuries”

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