When listening to Al Stewart’s song “Old Admirals”, I just finally realized that the lyrics say “and I received my calling up to the admiralty,” and not “and I received my calling up to the admiral tea.”
I’ve been listening to this song for what? 30 years? In my head, I’ve always been picturing a bunch of old admirals in formal dress having a tea party with the Queen…
OH SHIT me too
the queen had just died though so it’s like a fancy funeral tea party
Richard Wright in Japan 1972. Photo by Midori Natsukawa.