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Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life

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Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life

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Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life

This song was sung at Graham Chapman's funeral and by British sailors forming a bucket chain on the HMS Sheffield. It is the best representation of the uniquely English ironic sense of humour in extreme circumstances. The movie it is from (Monty Python's Life of Brian) neatly encapsulates our profound distrust of extremism and playfully disrespectful attitude to authority of all kinds - another national trait that others could learn from.

Dominic Hagyard Photo: Vanessa Pike-Russell

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