Sweet Albion Blues

Album: Yet To Be Released on an Album (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • Frank Turner wrote this song as a sweetener to those who were miffed by his 2011 album England Keep My Bones. He explained during a gig at the Phones 4U Arena in Manchester: "I wrote a record about England and some people in Scotland and Wales got a bit pissed off, so I wrote a song about every bit of the country."
  • "Albion" is an ancient and poetic word for Britain and is derived from the Latin word for white (albus). When the Romans first saw the White Cliffs of Dover that face Continental Europe across the narrowest part of the English Channel. they called Britain the "White Land."

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