I get a lot of emails from people asking me to help them track down songs that were either the favourite of, or sung by some now departed relative. Songs that take on extra significance once that family member is no longer with them. In most cases these songs seem to be either extremely obscure or muddled and confused with the passage of time.
A pity then that someone in the family didn't take the time and trouble to record it before it became "lost".
Which is the point of this thread. If you have an elderly relative, who if not a veritable wealth of little known songs or indeed variations, has just one song or tune, please take the time and trouble to record it before it's too late. In this day and age just about everyone has a tape recorder of some description so there is really no excuse for material to be lost to the twenty-first century.
If like me you don't have any relatives with a song to be sung, then please do what I am attempting to here and that is pass this message on, hopefully to someone who has.
Thanks for listening