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Thread #117533   Message #2533684
Posted By: Little Robyn
06-Jan-09 - 10:26 PM
Thread Name: Songs about Homelessness
Subject: RE: Songs about Homelessness
A distant cousin of mine, John Alford, who used to be a London Bobby on a horse, sent this in his latest email:
"On a radio program I heard a recording made some time ago of an old tramp who used to walk around the Elephant and Castle in south London singing ' Jesus blood never failed me yet'. I don't know if he was asked but the recording was taken back to a studio and music added to it on a loop. It is so moving. If you go on to 'You tube' and type in the title click on the one with the picture of the cross or the one with the piano and you can listen to it. So moving to think of him singing away when he had nothing in this world."

The link to it is here.

I guess John would have known him.