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On this day 1906 the Wright brothers were granted a patent for their “flying machine” after having applied for one 3 years earlier the patent no. is 821,393, here’s a wee song to get your toes tapping.

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Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machine

Those magnificent men in their flying machines,
they go up tiddly up up,
they go down tiddly down down.
They enchant all the ladies and steal all the scenes,
with their up tiddly up up
and their down tiddly down down.

Up, down, flying around,
looping the loop and defying the ground.

They’re all frightfully keen,
those magnificent men in their flying machines.

They can fly upside with their feet in the air,
They don’t think of danger, they really don’t care.
Newton would think he had made a mistake,
To see those young men and the chances they take.

Those magnificent men in their flying machines,
they go up tiddly up up,
they go down tiddly down down.
They enchant all the ladies and steal all the scenes,
with their up tiddly up up
and their down tiddly down down.

Up, down, flying around,
looping the loop and defying the ground.

They’re all frightfully keen,
those magnificent men in their flying machines.

Those magnificent men in their flying machines,
they go up tiddly up up,
they go down tiddly down down.

Those magnificent men

Those magnificent men

Those magnificent men

In their fly…ing machines.

 

Music by Ron Goodwin

 

 

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