The Unbearable Banishment: Oh happy day!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Oh happy day!

Oh happy day
(Oh happy day)

Oh happy happy day

(Oh happy day)

When Jesus washed

(Oh when he washed)

When Jesus washed

He washed my sins away!


He taught me how

(He taught me)

Taught me how to watch

(How to watch)
He taught me how to watch

and fight and pray

(Fight and pray)

Yes, fight and pray


Oh happy day

(Oh happy day)


Traditional

Good news! The December issue of The Undie Press just posted with my monthly column on collecting rare 20th Century Literature, Books You Cannot Read. This month, one of the best writers that England ever produced (IMHO). Thank you, my Limey friends!

8 Comments:

OpenID daisyfae said...

fun column! i was entertained and informed! that's the point, right?

December 17, 2010 at 7:20 AM  
Blogger Pat said...

Good article, nicely illustrated.
I tend to confuse Graham Greene with Anthony Burgess. Maybe it's the Catholic connection. I've always loved the title 'The End of the Affair' I must read it again.

December 17, 2010 at 7:26 AM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Daisy: The actual point is to try and impress a publisher one day. But I like entertaining you guys, as well.

Pat: That's funny! I use to confuse Graham Green with Evelyn Waugh - another convert to Catholicism!

December 17, 2010 at 7:35 AM  
Blogger Ponita in Real Life said...

We have a Canadian Graham Greene but he's an aboriginal actor (I'm sure of you have seen 'Dances with Wolves', you know who he is...).

I love reading your columns and I've very glad you provide a link here on your blog. Thanks for that!!

I hear ya about that English accent. LHB is English and I love listening to him talk!!! Thankfully, he is happy to talk and we do lots of that. Oh, and he does listen too.

December 17, 2010 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger Ponita in Real Life said...

Oops... that should be 'if you have seen' not of... damn fingers go on autopilot sometimes... :-\

December 17, 2010 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Pointa: I am well aware of the Canadian Graham Greene! His signed 8 x 10 portraits come up in internet searches ALL THE TIME when I'm trolling for Greene first editions!

December 17, 2010 at 10:10 AM  
OpenID kyknoord said...

I'd be more inclined to be a believer if he did my laundry.

December 18, 2010 at 4:23 AM  
OpenID moreidlethoughts said...

Well, I'm certainly entertained when I come here.
I love GG.
And, you're going to hate me now - I once had a first of "Our Man in Havana" and I gifted it to a friend. I heard later that it and other good books ended up at a church bazaar.

December 18, 2010 at 8:21 PM  

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