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Thread #16124   Message #2549213
Posted By: GUEST,Valeria Gatti
26-Jan-09 - 12:19 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Miner's Dream of Home
Subject: RE: req/ADD: Miner's Dream of Home
My grandmother used to sing a song to me, the only line I can remember properly is "I listened with joy as I did when a boy to the sound of the old village bell". I remember other odd words & lines here & there but also only part of the tune. My grandmother was from England, we are Italian through our father but we were born & raised in East Africa. My grandmother lived with us in East Africa for a while & that is where I heard it. She used to sing to us a lot. My aunty in England, the last living daughter of my grandmother will probably know it well so I will ask her. She is over 80.