HMS Pinafore

Imagination, Pain, Anger, and Love

Like a gift from heaven—the whole H.M.S. Pinafore is being played on the radio! It was performed sometime in my schooldays, but I cannot remember when or where, and if I had a part, and what was the part. But I can sing along though it was over fifty years ago, and I made our children at Southpoint do an adapted version of part of it—but that, too, was over twenty years ago.

I sail the ocean blue

And my saucy ship’s a beauty

I’m a soldier man and true

And attentive to my duty

He’s a soldier man and true

And attentive to his duty

And I am one of the millions  blessed with the knowledge of the beauties of the literature and music of the British Isles—through no effort of mine. I often think of the chain of which I am a link, and I begin with Mahadev…

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HMS Pinafore

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