Saturday, July 4, 2009

Patriotic irony

On this day of days, July 4, when as a dual British/American citizen I celebrate my country's liberation from the tyranny of (ahem!) my country, I am reflecting on the double-irony that "My Country 'tis of Thee" is sung to exactly the same tune as "God Save our Gracious Queen." Perhaps if I simply hum, I can feel whole again!

1 comment:

  1. How often do we take the music of humanity and put our own words to it and call it ours, say that we have sung a new song...?