Night Mail by W.H. Auden

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but jamescurran was first  

proto-rap. words and words and words.

msmingusmingus 23 Jun 2013

Early hip hop?

jamescurran 14 Dec 2012

This is entirely a bit of personsal indulgence. I have loved this piece of film almost for as long as I can remember. In a sense it is shows that WH Auden was maybe the original rapper when he wrote and read this poem to the GPO footage of the London to Scotland mail train. For anyone interested the link is to the poem. ( The train used was the LMS Royal Scot Class 6115 Scots Guardsman. Actual music is by Benjamin Britten.   8

jovisgoesnuts 28 Oct 2013