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I was a fool to think the old Percy was dead expression or saying

I find myself amorously inclined


From Sandy Wilson’s musical The Boyfriend, in which G appeared in West Horsley

Collected by

G – 1970s
Georgina Gallagher (Iliff, Nichols) – sibling of Mark


The line is delivered by Percival Browne as he falls for Mme Dubonnet, two older characters in this mainly youthful romp.

It is not intended to be humorous, but following the 1971 film Percy¹ it could not fail to be. By the final performance it had become a showstopper (in the original sense of bringing the show to an extended stop).

¹ “Edwin Antony … is emasculated in an accident which kills a young philanderer. Doctors successfully replace his member with that of the dead man, but refuse to tell him the full story of the organ’s origin. So Edwin begins a search …”

Submitted: 06/09/2021 by Mark ● Last updated: 10/09/2021 12:27 by Mark

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