See, Mitt, some of us lefties like Edward Elgar, although he wasn't responsible for the lyrics. I played Pomp and Circumstance about 300 times in the band for my high school's graduations. I'm not sure where I learned the lyrics, but I know them well. Elgar is sometimes thought of as THE composer of the later British Empire, but some of his music is much more interesting than that, like the Enigma Variations. And I like Pomp and Circumstance. Cool photos of Britain here too.