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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Laurence England's "The Pyjamahadeen"


English Catholic blogger, Laurence England, sings his own composition, "Pyjamahadeen."   It's a light-hearted take on a derogatory term applied to the traddy sector of the Catholic blogosphere.


The Pyjamahadeen

[Chorus]

We’re the lean, keen, dream team o’
Street-fightin’, neat jivin’ pyjamahadeen
We’re the lean, keen, mean, dream team o’
Straight talkin’, late bloggin’ pyjamahadeen
We’re the lean, keen, mean, dream team
Prayin’ England will once more be Our Lady’s Dowry
We’re the dream team, so hopefully
Devoted to our purest, gentlest Heavenly Queen

Wake up in the mornin’
Make our mornin’ offerin’
Consecrated daily to the Heart of Mary
Prepare ourselves to log in
Gonna start a-bloggin’
Rantin’ and a-ravin’ ‘bout the Catholic scene

Dies iræ! Dies illa
Solvet sæclum in favilla:
Pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory
Without a doubt, not a scintilla
When young ladies wear mantillas
You know the Catholic restoration’s underway

[Chorus]

With all the priestly blogger’s typin’
Spreadin’ the Gospel, fightin’
‘gainst the rising tide of atheistic creeds
Lay faithful keep a-writin’
Comments keep a-flyin’
And if they’re heretical we click ‘delete’

You can read us but you’ll rarely
See us on the telly
Hear us on the wireless or in Telegraph read
We’re an educated laity, willin’, able, ready
Just try tellin’ that to Austen Ivereigh

[Chorus]

You’ll never see or hear us on the BBC
You’ll never see us on Sky News or ITV
Are you wonderin’ now just what the reason could be?
We’re not really a liberal Catholic’s cup of tea
We love our Bishops but we don’t speak ‘Bishopese’
We’re Latin, Gregorian, Benedictine, Traddie
I guess in that sense we’re the Church’s LGBT
We’re really rather thrilled with Bishop Mark Davies

[Chorus]

We’re the lean, keen, dream team o’
Street-fightin’, neat jivin’ pyjamahadeen
We’re the lean, keen, mean, dream team o’
Straight talkin’, late bloggin’ pyjamahadeen
We’re the lean, keen, mean, dream team
Prayin’ England will again be Our Lady’s Dowry

England will again be Our Lady's Dowry
England will again be Our Lady's Dowry
England will again be Our Lady's Dowry
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