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The British duo, properly known as Michael Flanders & Donald Swann, was composed of the actor and singer Michael Flanders and the composer, pianist and linguist Donald Swann, who collaborated in writing and performing comic songs.

Flanders and Swann's songs are characterised by wit, gentle satire, complex rhyming schemes, and memorable choruses. They wrote over eighty comic songs together.

Between 1956 and 1967 they…

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  • Does anyone have any info, pictures etc on Gillian Berry who used to sing with Flanders and Swann please? Thank you.
  • They should be scrobbled under "Michael Flanders & Donald Swann" (or "Michael Flanders and Donald Swann"). They're familiarly referred to as "Flanders & Swann", just as the Rolling Stones are referred to as "the Stones", Led Zeppelin as "Led Zep", James Blunt as "that prat", but that's not how they should be scrobbled.
  • Hilarious! That's entropy, man!
  • Pee!
  • Thing is, most people listen to Flanders & Swan instead of Flanders and Swan
  • When we started making money - when we started making friends
  • more people should be listening to flanders & swann - wonderful stuff
  • Bloody January again...
  • you really ought to ka-now wah-who's wa-who
  • And I wish I could g-nash my teeth at you

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