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1 hour ago, Alpo said:

I did not believe Messers Gilbert and Sullivan wrote that one verse. :D

Couldn't quite catch which one you mean. My Dad was a huge fan of Gilbert & Sullivan. In fact he played several lead parts, including the Lord High Executioner, and maybe the Major General. :D

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45 minutes ago, Trailrider #896 said:

Couldn't quite catch which one you mean

I believe it was the last verse, where he said that he was "in demand whenever Trivial Pursuit is played". (4:05)

 

Also John Turner (3:40) became prime minister of Canada in 1984, and was only prime minister for 79 days.

 

Both of those verses are a little bit too new for a song written in 1879.

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13 minutes ago, Alpo said:

I believe it was the last verse, where he said that he was "in demand whenever Trivial Pursuit is played". (4:05)

 

Also John Turner (3:40) became prime minister of Canada in 1984, and was only prime minister for 79 days.

 

Both of those verses are a little bit too new for a song written in 1879.

 

 

This was a performance at the Stratford Festival in 1985, shortly after Turner and while Trivial Pursuit was popular. 

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"....I believe it was the last verse, where he said that he was "in demand whenever Trivial Pursuit is played". (4:05)...."

 

i could be wrong here but ive found that 'common usage' of words have changed over the years , while some of us might remember the usage we grew up with often the youthful find it inconsistent with modern thinking/use of the same words - also intercontinental use differs a bit , i find the loss of original intent a bit unsettling and hope i never offend if i use the words i know and apply them as i was raised 

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