. Capability Brown Lancelot “Capability” Brown was England’s greatest landscape architect. His name was Capability, A man of great humility, He knew just where to plant a tree, Enhancing England’s scenery. Of all delights we love to see, He planned with great integrity, The English Aristocracy, Would pay his most substantial fee. Upon his horse, he could foresee, The landscape as it came to be, The lakes, the hills, the grassy lea, So much enjoyed by you and me. As palaces of finery, Those mighty works of masonry, Palatial as a pile can be, Rose out of England’s greenery. To celebrate our history, And wonder at the majesty, That gave him immortality, We’ll drink to Capability. . . Jeff Eardley lives in the heart of England near to the Peak District National Park and is a local musician playing guitar, mandolin and piano steeped in the music of America, including the likes of Ry Cooder, Paul Simon, and particularly Hank Williams.