Paul Edwards at Manchester PrideI was asked to be part of the Manchester Pride 2009 event by Eastlands Homes, in partnership with Northwards Housing on their float. I thought I had lost all the footage, that is the reason I am late posting this video, managed to salvage some, this particular video was one I captured by chance. I was walking round and heard this strange song, only when I got nearer did I recognise it, quickly pressed record and this is what I captured, only about a minute long but still enjoyable, hope you like it as well.

Just in case you don't know the song, it was Australian singer Rolf Harris who recorded the "The Court Of King Caractacus" in 1964, it was a hit in Australia and charted in the US and UK.

And did you know?

Caratacus, British king. Caratacus was one of several sons of the great British king Cunobelinus and on his father's death around AD 40 he and his brother Togodumnus appear to have divided the Catuvellaunian kingdom. Their forces opposed the Roman invasion in AD 43 but Togodumnus died shortly after the battle at the Thames and Caratacus fled west. He re-emerged five years later leading the Silures of south-east Wales. When the Romans planted fortresses at Kingsholm (Gloucester) and Wroxeter, Caratacus withdrew into central Wales and began to organize the Ordovices. In a pitched battle, perhaps near Caersws, his forces fought well but lost. He himself escaped and fled to Brigantia, but was handed over to the Romans by Queen Cartimandua. Taken in chains to Rome, he made a bold speech before Claudius (imaginatively recorded by Tacitus) which won him and his family a pardon. He spent the rest of his life in exile in Rome.

 

Ok now to the video you have been waiting for

 

If you really want to sing along, then I have the words for you, go for it.

Now the ladies of the heir
Among the court of King Caratacus
Were just passing by.
Now the ladies of the heir
Among the court of King Caratacus
Were just passing by.
Now the ladies of the heir
Among the court of King Caratacus
Were just passing by.
Now the ladies of the heir
Among the court of King Caratacus
Were just passing by.

Now the noses on the faces
Of the ladies of the heir,
Among the court of King Caratacus
were just passing by.
Now the noses on the faces
Of the ladies of the heir,
Among the court of King Caratacus
were just passing by.
Now the noses on the faces
Of the ladies of the heir,
Among the court of King Caratacus
were just passing by.
Now the noses on the faces
Of the ladies of the heir,
Among the court of King Caratacus
were just passing by.

Now the boys who put the powder,
on the noses, of the faces of the ladies,
of the heir among the Court of King Caratacus
Were just passing by.
Now the boys who put the powder,
on the noses, of the faces of the ladies,
of the heir among the Court of King Caratacus
Were just passing by.
Now the boys who put the powder,
on the noses, of the faces of the ladies,
of the heir among the Court of King Caratacus
Were just passing by.
Now the boys who put the powder,
on the noses, of the faces of the ladies,
of the heir among the Court of King Caratacus
Were just passing by.

Now the Fascinating Witches
Put the sintilating stiches in the britches,
Of the boys who put the powder on the noses
on the faces of the ladies of the heir
Among the Court of King Caratacus,
Were just passing by
Now the Fascinating Witches
Put the sintilating stiches in the britches,
Of the boys who put the powder on the noses
on the faces of the ladies of the heir
Among the Court of King Caratacus,
Were just passing by
Now the Fascinating Witches
Put the sintilating stiches in the britches,
Of the boys who put the powder on the noses
on the faces of the ladies of the heir
Among the Court of King Caratacus,
Were just passing by
Now the Fascinating Witches
Put the sintilating stiches in the britches,
Of the boys who put the powder on the noses
on the faces of the ladies of the heir
Among the Court of King Caratacus,
Were just passing by

If you want to take some pictures of the fascinating witches
put the sintilating stitches in the britches
of the boys who put the powder on the noses on the faces
of the ladies of the heir among the Court of King Caratacus
You're to late!
Because they've just passed by

 

I am exhausted after that, what a great song.