A homage to all the different accents and dialects you can hear in the streets of London…and some personal past experiences.
Are you French? Irish? Or Spanish perhaps?
Ah, Austrian, there you go,
Was right after all, you’re not English.
Twenty years living over here you say?
Well I’d never known! That accent of yours.
London is my home, is where I live
is where I hear
What d’ya fink and innit
Mi no know where fi put dis one.
And my pals from Glasgow say affectionately
Ach away ye go
A meet wae ye tae back o’ seven.
I listen and I speak to people.
the Queen and Mayor John.
They’re not my friends nor work colleagues.
I listen and I speak to people
from five continents.
I soak in and splash around
the heavenly colourful bubbles
of this gigantic language bath.
I hope you understand why
I couldn’t make up my mind
which accent to choose
and decided to stick with
I know best.