I’m sure you know the Big Tune of the “March to the Scaffold” in Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. Don’t you. Anyway, among all the spoof lyrics concocted by musicians to fit symphonic melodies, this is my favourite:


What makes it still more delightful (for the ethnographer, ahem) is that one can more or less date it to London in the late 1960s—the thrill of the new…

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