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Thread #36669   Message #3397560
Posted By: GUEST,Peter Hardie
30-Aug-12 - 10:41 AM
Thread Name: Anyone know of Tom Yates
Subject: RE: Anyone know of Tom Yates
Re 'This River belongs to me', one of his best loved songs, the chorus goes:
You can keep all your big ships and your little packets too
Your blue jacket captains and their international crew,
For this river belongs to me,
Yes, this river belongs to me.

The tune, as Mike Caine says, was subsequently used on Second City Spiritual on Nearly St Marie, which paled in comparison with the original song.