"Where the hell was Biggles when you needed him last Saturday"?
#121768. Asked by 29CoveRoad. (Jun 06 11 11:41 PM)
Partial lyrics of "Thick as a Brick" by Jethro Tull.|
So! Where the hell was Biggles when you needed him last Saturday?
And where were all the sportsmen who always pulled you though?
They're all resting down in Cornwall
writing up their memoirs for a paper-back edition
of the Boy Scout Manual.
"Biggles" (nickname for James Bigglesworth), a pilot and adventurer, is the title character and main hero of the Biggles series of youth-oriented adventure books written by W. E. Johns.
He first appeared in the story "The White Fokker", published in the first issue of Popular Flying magazine, in 1932.
The lyrics of the Jethro Tull song, "Thick As a Brick", has a line that mentions Biggles ("So, where the hell was Biggles when you needed him last Saturday?"). Additionally, Biggles is mentioned several times in the elaborate album cover, which is a parody of a local British newspaper, most significantly in a story entitled "Do Not See Me Rabbit".
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