D'ye ken John Peel?
“Then here’s to John Peel with my? heart and soul”
“Let’s drink to his health, let’s? finish the bowl,”
“We’ll follow John Peel through fair?and through foul”
“If we want a good hunt in the morning.”
Words from an 18th century ballad that seem entirely appropriate today…
Well, except for the bit about fox-hunting. But replacing all the references to hunting with references to The Undertones and The Smiths might seem a tad anachronistic.
In any case, the song’s original composer said upon completion of the song:
“By Jove, Peel, you’ll be sung when we are both run to earth.”