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.”

Have you published a response to this? :

Previously on this day

17 years ago I wrote The Chimera Project

I’ve started surfing the web with a new browser. It’s called Chimera, a Mac OS X browser from Mozilla.

17 years ago I wrote Direct Marketing

Don Henley improves his street cred:

18 years ago I wrote Robohouse

Hmm… apparently I’m "Number 5, Goofy robot with life from Short Circuit".