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Lloyd George Knew My Father

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Lloyd George Knew My Father

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Lloyd George Knows My Father

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Lloyd George Knew My Father

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Lloyd George's Beer (1917 recording)

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Lloyd george knows my father

"Lloyd George Knew My Father" is a 20th-century English schoolboy folk song. The simple lyrics consist of the phrase "Lloyd George knew my father/Father knew Lloyd George" sung to the tune "Onward, Christian Soldiers". In the song, the two lines referring to Lloyd George are repeated incessantly, typically by groups of swaying drunks in a pub or similar setting, until boredom or consequences of the drink set in. There are no lyrics other than those two lines. The song gains much of its notoriety from the irony inevitable in the clash between the song's flippant lyrics and Sabine Baring-Gould's classic hymn from which Arthur Sullivan's tune is inextricable. It is also commonly sung to the tune of "Land of Hope and Glory".
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