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Posted By: YorkshireYankee
19-Sep-21 - 01:48 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Songs of the Yorkshire Yankee
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songs of the Yorkshire Yankee
I sang this during Monday's (13th Sept) Mudcat Worldwide Sing. It's a fairly new song, just written this past August, about the steel town I now live in and love, and its rich industrial and musical heritage.

Sheffield Sings
©Vikki Appleton Fielden, August 2021

The music of Sheffield begins with the rivers
Porter Brook, Rivelin, Loxley and Sheaf
They meet in the Don and they daily deliver
The power that brought Sheffield glory and grief

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Sheffield sings with mills and mettle
Open hearths and open hearts
Forging songs of love and sorrow
Burnishing the flats and sharps


The music of Shepherd Wheel turns with the story
Of men doubled over to grind Sheffield blades
Crucible steel sounds a fiery new anthem
Tempering tunes and transposing the trades

chorus

The music of war brought a new pride and purpose
Bugles and marching and medals in bronze
Factory girls making bullets and ammo
Stealing the thunder from siren and bomb

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The music of forges and factories faded
Leaving their hallmark on all who remain
But even the silence belongs to the symphony
Soon we'll be singing and blooming again

Sheffield sings with mills and mettle
Open hearths and open hearts
Forging songs of love and sorrow
Burnishing the flats and sharps
Forging songs of love and sorrow
Burnishing the flats and sharps



Rough recording of me singing it here: https://soundcloud.com/user-878817332/sheffield-sings