What’s Shakespeare got in common with musician, singer-songwriter and wordsmith Billy Bragg?
Well, the both are from England.
They both are called The Bard. Billy Bragg’s nickname is The Bard of Barking!
Then there’s… milk..and kindness!
In Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, Lady Macbeth says:
Yet do I fear thy nature,
It is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness
To catch the nearest way.
Macbeth Act 1, scene 5
And the witty Billy Bragg takes this line and adds his own flourish in his song.
The Milkman of Human Kindness