Overture~Why Can't The English

アーティストShelly Manne, Jack Sheldon, Irene Kral
作詞Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe
作曲Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe
Look at her, a prisoner of gutters
Condemned by every syllable she utters
By right she should be taken out and hung
For the cold blooded murder
Of the English tongue
This is what the British population
Calls an elementary education

Oh, why can't the English
Teach their children how to speak
This verbal class distinction
By now should be antique
If you spoke as she does, sir
Instead of the way you do
Why you might be selling flowers, too

An Englishman's way of speaking
Absolutely classifies him
The moment he talks
He make some other Englishman despise him
Use proper English
And you're regarded as a freak
Oh, why can't the English learn to speak

Oh, why can't the English
Teach their children how to speak
Norwegians learn Norwegian
The Greeks are taught their Greek
In France every Frenchman
Knows his language from A to Z
Oh, why can't the English
Why can't the English
Why can't the English learn to speak

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