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Noel Coward Song

Posted by Bruce Kahl on May 11, 2000

In Reply to: "Mad dog and Englishmen go out in the midday sun" posted by Hazel Winslow on May 11, 2000

: What is the origin of this phrase?

"...Mad Dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.."
--Noel Coward

Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the mid-day sun
The Japanese don't care to, the Chinese wouldn't dare to
Hindus and Argentines sleep firmly from twelve to one
But Englishmen
Detest a
Siesta.
Noel Coward, Mad Dogs and Englishmen