Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Without a city wall...

Hearing a Gospel version of "There is a green hill far away" suddenly reminded me of a show I saw at the Eighteen Plus Easter Holiday, many years ago.

The comedian had primed the band and at an appropriate point, they started playing the solemn tune in the backbround whilst he asked us to reflect a moment on this being Easter Sunday and how we should never forget that Jesus gave his life on a cross to save all of mankind. As the verse finished, the tune immediately sequed into a jolly singalong, whilst he let a quick chorus of...

"For he's a jolly good fellow..."

(You had to be there!)

3 comments:

Liz said...

I wish I had been there!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Me, too!

Ian Grey said...

It was the same venue where a comedy trio (possibly the Mad Hatters, think Barron Knights or Grumbleweeds) left the stage to an extended playoff tune from their Karaoke machine- that kept on and on, whilst the Compere stood there patiently... After about three minutes, one of the audience picked himself up off the floor, went up on stage and unplugged it.