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March 31, 2004

Spring is here

At school I had a friend who had that infuriating and most enviable talent of learning and recalling the lyrics to almost anything he heard. When a fellow pupil passed him the Tom Lehrer Songbook it was only a matter of weeks before the he was exclaiming the delights of the 'masachism tango', celebrating 'Oedipus Rex and his strange complex' and perhaps most memorably announcing how he would 'go poisoning pigeons in the park'.

It would hardly be March and Ben would begin 'Spring is here! Spring is here! Life is skittles and life is beer! I think Spring is the loveliest time of the year - I do. Don't you? 'Course you do.'

And so I found it oddly disconcerting to find myself singing this yesterday morning beneath bright blue London skies. Almost makes you want to 'do in a squirrel or two'.

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