to my England, so long my old friend,
Your days are now numbered, being brought to an end,
To be Scottish or Irish or Welsh, that's just fine,
But don't say you're English, that's way out of line !
The French and the Germans may call themselves such
As may Norwegians, the Swedes and the Dutch
You can say you are Russian or maybe a Dane
But don't say you're English ever again !
At Broadcasting House that word is taboo
In Brussels they've scrapped it, in Parliament too
Even schools are affected, staff do as they're told
They mustn't teach children about England of old !
Writers like Shakespeare, Milton or Shaw
Do the pupils not learn about them any more ?
How about Agincourt, Hastings or Mons
When England lost hosts of her very brave sons ?
We are not Europeans - how can we be ?
Europe is miles away, over the sea
We're English from England, let's all be proud
Stand up and be counted, shout it out loud !
Let's tell wretched Government and Brussels too
We're proud of our country, the Red, White and Blue
Fly the flag of St George or the Union Jack
Let all the world know we want our England back !