UK Places With 'Z' In The Name

Lyrics: Talysman

Title: Paddy Smith / The BBC

Recording by Casey B in progress

Recording by Major Zed: (MP3)

Album: Interrobang Cartel Tribute Album

I was watching cable last night
lost in history on my tv
when a very pressing question in my brane
reminded me of geography orthography
and a riddle of a problem that once puzzled me
of UK places spelled with Z
with Z -- that's "zed" when said by british folks
who live in that country

it's funny how these questions come
into my brane like a chain
of linked ideas that try to puzzle me
again and again, it's quite insane
and a riddle of a problem that seems inane
becomes my sole refrain
refrain -- that's a chorus in some songs
you can sing if you don't refrain
could someone tell me in engerland
any placenames spelt with zed?
until you do, this song will run
in circles in my head
someday I may set out on a trip
so that I can see what I can see
in the united kingdom, overseas
to find an answer finally scientifically
to a riddle of a problem that now puzzles me
of UK places spelled with Z
with Z -- that's "zed" when said by british folks
who live in that country