Glynis Johns passes on aged 100

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One of those films from my childhood, went to see it at the Dominion Tottenham Court Rd, Cinema those days so much more enjoyable, the local multi plex to me is almost unbearable, harsh images and sound. Rose tinted glasses I guess.

RIP.

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"We’re clearly soldiers in petticoats
And dauntless crusaders for woman’s votes
Though we adore men individually
We agree that as a group they’re rather stupid!

Cast off the shackles of yesterday!
Shoulder to shoulder into the fray!
Our daughters’ daughters will adore us
And they’ll sing in grateful chorus
“Well done, Sister Suffragette!”

From Kensington to Billingsgate
One hears the restless cries!
From ev’ry corner of the land:
“Womankind, arise!”
Political equality and equal rights with men!
Take heart! For Missus Pankhurst has been clapped in irons again!

No more the meek and mild subservients we!
We’re fighting for our rights, militantly!
Never you fear!

So, cast off the shackles of yesterday!
Shoulder to shoulder into the fray!
Our daughters’ daughters will adore us
And they’ll sign in grateful chorus
“Well done! Well done!
Well done Sister Suffragette!”

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Isn’t it rich?
Are we a pair?
Me here at last on the ground,
You in mid-air.
Send in the clowns.

That song was written for her. Created specifically for her voice. I was fortunate to hear her sing it in the original cast of “A Little Night Music.”

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From today’s obituary in The Times, about the writing of that very song:

Mark

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