Cameron Hums Mystery Tune After Resigning

Hot mic picks up 'lament'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 12, 2016 4:34 AM CDT

They're calling it "Cameron's Lament"—though some say it was actually a happy tune from a relieved man. British Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Monday that he will resign on Wednesday afternoon, and a hot mic caught him singing a few notes to himself as he walked the few steps back to his No. 10 Downing Street residence after speaking to the press, CNN reports. He can be heard saying "Right" as he steps inside and removes the microphone. Some have said the tune sounded like the start of the West Wing theme, while others believe it sounded more like a Winnie the Pooh-style song, the Guardian reports.

After a detailed musical analysis, Classic FM concluded that Cameron's musical notes suggested "Wagnerian fanfare, Beethoven-esque harmonic doubt, and then a strange contemporary flourish at the end," a composition that might demonstrate the "unresolved nature of Cameron's swift departure from office." The prime minister is expected to offer his resignation to the queen on Wednesday. He will be replaced by Theresa May, who prevailed in the Conservative Party's post-Brexit leadership race after all of her opponents dropped out. (Some ill-judged comments about motherhood may have hastened the departure of May's last remaining rival.)

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