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Charmain Lyr Req: On Morecambe Bay (Kevin Littlewood) (49) RE: 'On Morecambe Bay'- a great song! 07 May 07


This song is beautiful - I listened to it several times and each time it shivers down my spine - especially the line "Between the rivers Kent and Keer..."
I spent my childhood mucking about on those sands and on the estuary of the Lune River - always with the fear of the tide that rolls in faster than a horse can run lurking at the back of my mind.
My "other half" watched the bodies being lifted from the air ambulance to Lancaster Infirmary.
I have good friends who are descended from and indeed some of them still work the sands picking cockles - it is a dangerous and back-breaking profession even for those who have that local knowledge that enables them to make a living from it - I thought that the reference to the "weary" cockle bed particularly apt as they too are over fished and exploited...


Ths song captures absolutely the sadness and fear and tragedy of that day and the regrets and hopeless feelings of the local fisher population - it must be listened to.


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