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Thread #80498   Message #1467911
Posted By: greg stephens
22-Apr-05 - 08:51 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Cyril Tawney-RIP (21 April 2005)
Subject: RE: Obit: Cyril Tawney-RIP
Very sorry to hear this news, and very grateful to have lived at the same time as Cyril and to have had the chance to hear him, and sing with him, so often.
   Many people connected with the English folk revival have written songs, some good, some bad, some indifferent, and it's not always given to mortal man to decide which is which. But I'll stick my neck out(and end up by agreeing with everybody else) and say Cyril was the boy, head and shoulders above all others. He wrote a considerable number of superlative songs, his output is unsurpassed. We all have favourites, but he wrote so many we'ld probably all have great difficulty in deciding which one is our extra-special favourite, he was just too good..
    A unique and wonderful songwriter; and a great singer of traditional songs, as well as his own.
    My thoughts are with Rosemary.