“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.”