The People's Republic of Brighton & Hove

by Jason Smart

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The National Anthem of The People's Republic of Brighton & Hove

Sung by Jam Tarts (

Arranged by Li Mills who also played the Piano.

Produced by Tim Howarth who also played the Percussion.

Written by Jason Smart who also played the Ukulele.

Additional lyrics by Liberty Jean Irene Taylor who also waved the flag.

Matt Ellis: trumpet

All profits going to FareShare.


The People's Republic of Brighton & Hove.

Proud to be seen
The Red and Green
Of the People’s Republic.
It stands for what’s true
In a sea of Blue
In the People’s Republic.
It fills us with cheer.
We’re far from austere
In the People’s Republic
The People’s Republic
Of Brighton & Hove.

With our flag flying high
And a gleam in our eye
In the People’s republic.
We defy Tory rule
We are nobodies fool
In the People’s Republic.
The trains aren’t on time
But then that’s not a crime
In the People’s Republic
The People’s Republic
Of Brighton & Hove.

Come for a visit
And tells us your woes.
Swim in our waters
Or just dip your toes.
You can have a passport
But our borders do not close.
And, if you never leave,
Well- that’s the way it goes.

Seagulls screech
On a pebble beach
In the People’s Republic.
In this Sussex enclave
No one is a slave
In the People’s Republic.
You can be who you are
But you can’t park your car
In the People’s Republic
The People’s Republic
Of Brighton & Hove.

So come and join us,
Join us now
In the People’s Republic
Of Brighton and Hove.


released June 11, 2015



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Jason Smart Brighton, UK

After many years of gigging,and through my involvement with La-di-da records, I released a CD under the title ‘The King of Penguins, The Queen of Bees’in 2000. It featured members of The Popguns, Lovejoy and Spitfire along with Emma Papper on clarinet.

I then grew up.

After seven years I got fed up of that and recorded it's sequel 'The Prince of Whales' and the other collections
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