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Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)

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Subject: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump'
From: Jim Lad
Date: 29 May 07 - 04:56 PM

Subject: RE: Mudcatter Scrump
From: George Papavgeris - PM
Date: 29 May 07 - 01:56 PM

I just received the following from Alan Hewson, one of his best mates and fellow band member in Tam Lin:

"It is with a very heavy heart that I have to tell you my wonderful friend Paul Gunningham died from a heart attack at 8.30 this morning.

We don't know why this happened. Paul brought a lot of pleasure to everyone who knew him. He was a kind and gentle man, modest, witty and widely talented. I will miss him more than I can say.

There will be a post mortem. I will let you know what the funeral arrangements will be in due course."

I am stunned right now.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump'
From: wysiwyg
Date: 29 May 07 - 04:59 PM

God be good to him.

Very sad news to us all.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump'
From: Jim Lad
Date: 29 May 07 - 04:59 PM

This is a very sad day.
Paul and his family will be in my prayers, tonight.
With deepest Sympathy.
Jim


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump'
From: katlaughing
Date: 29 May 07 - 05:11 PM

What a shock and such sadness. Much sympathy and thoughts of comfort going out to his family and friends. This just doesn't seem right.

katsaddened


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump'
From: Mark Dowding
Date: 29 May 07 - 05:26 PM

So sorry to hear this news. Our thoughts are with his family tonight.

Mark


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump'
From: alanabit
Date: 29 May 07 - 05:33 PM

I only knew his posts here. He came across as a good bloke. I wish him well on his next journey and send my condolences to his family and friends.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump'
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 May 07 - 05:38 PM

I hope his journey was easy and the destination is wonderful. My thoughts to his friends and family!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump'
From: Leadfingers
Date: 29 May 07 - 05:39 PM

That Celestial Session gets better ever day Dammit ! Another Good Man Gone !!!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump'
From: The Villan
Date: 29 May 07 - 05:46 PM

I am shocked Scrump, you can't leave us. Just shows how fragile life.is.
Scrump you will be missed.
Les


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump'
From: Peace
Date: 29 May 07 - 06:02 PM

He was a good guy.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump'
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 29 May 07 - 06:08 PM

I only knew Scrump through The Cat but I always thought what a great guy he is.

All sympathy to his family.

Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump'
From: Bernard
Date: 29 May 07 - 06:10 PM

Bugger.

Bugger, bugger, bugger.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump'
From: Geordie-Peorgie
Date: 29 May 07 - 06:12 PM

I am deeply saddened by this news!

I never met 'Scrump' but have 'threaded' with him and heard George Papavgeris' tribute song on Saturday at Bude.

Anything else I might say would probably sound trite at this time so...

Anyone who can pass on my condolences to his family please do so.
George Wilson


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Ross
Date: 30 May 07 - 03:21 AM

That's very sad - Paul will be greatly missed

My thoughts are with all who knew him

Both his real and folk family


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: GUEST,Mingulay at work
Date: 30 May 07 - 03:54 AM

Like other posters I never met Scrump and knew him only from threads on the 'Cat. He always came across as a funny, witty and thoroughly "nice" guy. I for one will sorely miss his musings. I just hope that the celestial brewery can rustle up some interesting vintage ales for him.

My condolences to his family and friends.

Pete


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 30 May 07 - 04:52 AM

Very, very sorry, I enjoyed his postings and had hoped he was recovering. Condolances to family and friends.

RtS


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Fidjit
Date: 30 May 07 - 05:14 AM

Oh No. I wanted to meet up with him. Bugger. Have to wait til it's my turn.

Chas


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Pistachio
Date: 30 May 07 - 05:22 AM

Forever in sunshine now - gone to join that celestial band.

Sincere condolences to his family and friends, I remember the shock of my Fathers' sudden death.

It'll hurt forever.
H.
Hazel.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: stallion
Date: 30 May 07 - 05:30 AM

and so once again we lose a valued friend, like many I only knew him through the Cat but that hardly seems to matter, I have survived two heart attacks and a tad of guilt creeps in when people leave us without warning. My deepest sympathies to his family. bugger
Peter


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: skipy
Date: 30 May 07 - 05:30 AM

There is nothing more that I can add.
A very sad day indeed.
Skipy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: mouldy
Date: 30 May 07 - 05:31 AM

Many condolences. It's even more dreadful when somebody is on the mend, and all hopes are high.

May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

Andrea


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 30 May 07 - 05:47 AM

Sincere condolences.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Bee
Date: 30 May 07 - 05:53 AM

I am so sorry. My condolences to all who loved him.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: greg stephens
Date: 30 May 07 - 05:53 AM

Very sad. Always enjoyed corresponding with him, though I've never met him.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Grimmy
Date: 30 May 07 - 06:17 AM

A sadness too deep for words.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: The Sandman
Date: 30 May 07 - 06:50 AM

I am sorry,Scrump was a good guy .


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Bugsy
Date: 30 May 07 - 07:06 AM

my condolences to his wife and family.

Very sad news indeed.


Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Moses
Date: 30 May 07 - 07:52 AM

Such sad news.

I only met Scrump once, near the bar at the Orange Tree in Baldock. He came across as a nice friendly man. Wish I'd had a chance to get to know him better.

My condolences to his family.

Christine


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Trevor
Date: 30 May 07 - 08:22 AM

So, so sorry.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Leadbelly
Date: 30 May 07 - 10:17 AM

What sad news. Sleep well, Scrump. I really enjoyed your based contributions. Will miss you...

Manfred


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 30 May 07 - 10:33 AM

It is sad when one of number pass away. Doubly so for those close to him. My condolonces to them.

Dave.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: GUEST,Keith
Date: 30 May 07 - 10:47 AM

I used to enjoy Scrump's posts. The Bonnie White Hare remains the finest "new traditional" folk song I've heard this year. Sad news.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 30 May 07 - 10:53 AM

I have just returned home after a couple of days away. I was so shocked to see this very sad news.

I didn't know Scrump but he just had such a nice way of posting.

So, so sorry.

Thoughts and prayers for his family.

Jean


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: GUEST,Jean in Devon
Date: 30 May 07 - 10:59 AM

So sad to hear this news, I never met him, (was hoping to at the Royal Albert Hall Show of hands concert) but had read his postings and he certainly had a way with those.

Sincere condolences to his family.

Jean


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: GUEST,Elfcall
Date: 30 May 07 - 11:08 AM

I liked the virtual Scrump and I am sure I would have liked Paul.

So sorry - condolences to his family amd friends.

Elfcall


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 30 May 07 - 11:13 AM

Very sad news. My best thoughts to those who knew and loved him.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: GUEST,Natalie H (Karine Polwart forum)
Date: 30 May 07 - 11:23 AM

This is such awful and tragic news. I can't believe it. I feel so sad. Like many others I only knew Scrump aka. Paul virtually (off the Karine Polwart forum). He seemed such a good guy and the forum honestly is quiet without him. We miss him, and I am sure will continue to do so. So sad.
Life is so unfair.
May he rest in peace.
Thoughts to all those affected, particularly those really close to him. He will be greatly missed.
P.S.Hope the card from the KP forum got to Paul.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: SINSULL
Date: 30 May 07 - 12:31 PM

Very sad, indeed. Condolences to the family.
Mary


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: MBSLynne
Date: 30 May 07 - 01:15 PM

Oh no! I'm so very sad to hear this. Like most of the other posters on the thread, I only knew him from on here, but he was a cheerful sort of guy with a good sense of humour.

May his trip to the Summerlands be easy and his stay there peaceful

If anyone is in touch with his family please pass on my thoughts and condolences too

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: GUEST,Mike (ChaoticReality)
Date: 30 May 07 - 02:27 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with Paul's family

Rest in peace mate, I'll raise a glass to you from the stage tonight.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 30 May 07 - 02:38 PM

so sorry to hear this

Gerry


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: CannieShieldsLaddie
Date: 31 May 07 - 03:22 AM

So very sad, will miss his sense of humour most of all round here.

Thought's with his family.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: The PA
Date: 31 May 07 - 03:48 AM

Like so many others I only knew of him through his postings. All the same its very very sad. My condonences to his family and friends.

Breezy and Guru have asked me to pass on their thoughts too. No doubt they will post their own messages in good time.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Lizzie Cornish
Date: 31 May 07 - 05:35 AM

Dear Scrump

This is for you.

When I heard the news yesterday, I felt so desperately sad. And as I write this now, the tears are starting. I wracked my mind last night to try and work out what to say. But where do you start? I searched for exactly the right 'quote', as I wanted to use the wise words of someone else...but nothing seemed right. So I tried to use my own words, but they wouldn't come.....

But this morning it's happened and the words are flowing and you know why Scrump?....Because of *you*

I went into *your* words, the ones you sent me in here, just a day or two before your accident, when I got so down in here recently. You were the only person who took the time and the trouble to care. You came over to 'hold my hand' as it were, and to tell me that it would all be OK. That touched me deeply. In your words you spoke about your love for the music and to always stay positive and...well...you just 'cared' xx

So here are some words at long last, hopefully put in a very positive way, because it's how I feel you'd want me to say them, right now, when we're all feeling so terribly down.



As I write this now, despite the tears, I know that you're surrounded by those who've loved you all your life, both in the Spirit world and in this one too. I know that you will never be alone and that from the moment you passed over, a circle of light and love went out around you and it will never leave you.

I know that your kind and loving Spirit will be able to reach out to Frankie and your family, that you were there instantly around them and that eventually, when the shock of all this has grown a little less, when the deep sorrow and so many other emotions, have had time to ease a little, they'll know that you are right there beside them all and you ALWAYS will be, for the rest of their lives, loving them.

As you can see from the messages in here, and in your other thread, you 'touched' many, many people, with your words. Oh you made us smile Scrump and laugh out loud sometimes too! :0)

When I found your photos online I realised how much you enjoyed and cared about the music, it shines out in some of those pictures. I've kept your photo on the desk these past weeks...and you know, it'll stay there now, just so I can say a sunny 'Hello' to you now and again. :0)

I wish your family much love, but most of all, I wish them peace.

We can't change the way that things happen. We can't even begin to understand them sometimes, but in the end, hopefully, acceptance comes in, and with that comes peace.

The good thing about dying is that we ALL get to do it eventually, and then we get to be with those we have truly loved once more. But in the meantime we have to learn about a different kind of love. A love that surrounds us, that is all-encompassing and deeply spiritual. A love that just simply requires the mind to be opened in a different way, and then we understand that love will carry us through, for the rest of our lives and that those we have loved never leave us.

I'm so very glad that you've had so many loving messages Scrump! You deserve each and every one of them and I hope they bring you a huge smile...and bring some comfort to your family too. You've a beautiful Spirit!

So, know that we'll miss you. But know that we'll always think about you too and finally know that you touched many people with your sweet words and nature. I am so glad that you seemed to have enjoyed your life so much and that you carried that enjoyment out to others. I'm all the better for having 'known' you...even though it was only for a very short time in a 'virtual' place. You 'connected' and you made a difference and that counts for a huge amount.

There are those whose Spirits shine bright when they are alive, and that same part of them continues to shine, when they are still 'alive' but simply in another place. You are one of those Spirits.

You take care my friend.

And Paul, I know you'll never stop shining! :0)

With much love to you and your family


Lizzie x


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 31 May 07 - 08:59 AM

More really sad news. I too knew Paul only through his posts and then just a couple of weeks ago through George's new song, which touched me so deeply I felt I knew him better than that. What a loss. Words fail me now. My sympathies and condolences must suffice.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 31 May 07 - 09:38 AM

Great sadness for another good man leaving us, but much to celebrate too, in the heartwarming memories we will all carry with us.

Deepest sympathy to all Paul's loved ones
Don & Winnie T.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: JedMarum
Date: 31 May 07 - 09:44 AM

via con Dios.

My condolences to his family and friends.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Severn
Date: 31 May 07 - 09:56 AM

I only knew Scrump from his enjoyable thread contributions, but I can see that he meant a lot to a lot of people I do know from my time in here, so I'll offer condolences and share in the sorrows of those who miss him, and also feel sorrow in never having gotten to know him myself, for I see he would have been well worth the knowing.
I feel I must have missed out on something and on someone of worth.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Alba
Date: 31 May 07 - 10:05 AM

Och no...Paul!
I am so sad that you have moved along.
I shall miss you here very much indeed.
My deepest sympathy to Your Family and Friends.
You are a vibrant Star in my Book and will remain so.
May your journey be peaceful.
With Love, light and a heavy Heart,
Jude


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: GUEST,Natalie H
Date: 31 May 07 - 11:00 AM

Is there anywhere we can hear this song of George's that people talk about?
Still thinking of Paul and his family at this sad time.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 31 May 07 - 11:06 AM

I will miss the Virtual Scrump, the only one I knew.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: GUEST
Date: 31 May 07 - 11:10 AM

Very sad news, I too will miss his virtual presence, never got to meet him in person.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: katlaughing
Date: 31 May 07 - 11:14 AM

Natalie, the lyrics to George's song are HERE. Don't know if there is a sound file available yet or not.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: GUEST,Keith
Date: 31 May 07 - 11:46 AM

Here is Scrump's fine song The Bonnie White Hare

thread.cfm?threadid=98322&messages=54


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz
Date: 31 May 07 - 11:49 AM

For Paul: My Sympathy to the Family and May God Bless...
bob


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 31 May 07 - 12:13 PM

Everything everyone else has said.

Only knew him through the Mudcat, but judging by George's song, he must have been a hell of a guy.

RIP Scrump.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Strollin' Johnny
Date: 31 May 07 - 12:14 PM

And from me. A sad, sad time.
S:0(


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: GUEST,jOhn
Date: 31 May 07 - 01:26 PM

Sorrry to hear this, my thoughts are with his family and freiends.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: GUEST,Keith o' Hertford
Date: 31 May 07 - 02:31 PM

So sorry to hear this.
He will be missed.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Wolfgang
Date: 31 May 07 - 03:10 PM

Very sad news. I always liked his posts.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 01 Jun 07 - 08:06 AM

Natalie, katlaughing, here's a link to an MP3 for the song: http://www.folk4all.net/SongForPaul.htm .


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Tim theTwangler
Date: 01 Jun 07 - 08:33 AM

He made me laugh with that New Folk song.
Cheers
Tim


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: jacqui.c
Date: 01 Jun 07 - 12:34 PM

I've just listened to George's song - what a great piece of work and so fitting.

My condolences to Paul's family and I wish that there was something that we could do to help.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Lox
Date: 01 Jun 07 - 02:32 PM

as usual words seem woefully inadequate.

we're right behind you scrump!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 01 Jun 07 - 02:33 PM

Sorry to hear the news, I enjoyed chatting with Scrump. If you talk to his family, tell them we sang one for him down in Texas last night. Probably won't mean much to them, it just seemed like something we should do.
- Phil


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Ebbie
Date: 01 Jun 07 - 02:59 PM

George, your song is superlative. The grief and hope and love come through clearly, so clearly it makes me cry.

If people hang around for a bit after- as some beliefs teach us - Scrump has heard your song, and I think it makes him smile.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 Jun 07 - 03:00 PM

George, thank you so much. I've tears running down my face and a 3 year old telling me not to be sad. Your song is very moving and beautifully written, arranged, and performed. I am sure wherever he is, Paul knows of it. I hope his family gets a chance to hear it.

kat


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: GUEST,Partridge
Date: 02 Jun 07 - 09:49 AM

So sorry to hear this, the song is beautiful..sob

Pat xx


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Cruiser
Date: 02 Jun 07 - 11:27 AM

George,

Your fine song is a poignant requiem.

Cruiser


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: sapper82
Date: 02 Jun 07 - 02:03 PM

And an extra couple of buggers from me Bernard.
As I said on the old thread, we've lost far too many 'Catters lately.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Singing Referee
Date: 03 Jun 07 - 04:53 AM

Just got back from holiday. Moses broke the sad news to me while I was away.

Although I had only fairly recently actually met Paul in the flesh, I can say that he was every bit as warm and witty a person face to face as you would have expected from his posts here. He was one of those people who once you've met them, you feel you've known them all your life. I will certainly remember him for the rest of mine.

My thoughts are with all who knew him better than I did, especially Alan and Sue, and of course Frankie and Harry.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Singing Referee
Date: 03 Jun 07 - 05:06 AM

Just listened to George's song. Says it all for me.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Dave Earl
Date: 03 Jun 07 - 05:12 AM

"Says it all for me."

Even though I barely new Scrump.

RIP

Dave


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Jim Lad
Date: 03 Jun 07 - 11:32 AM

Goodbye, Scrump.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Folkiedave
Date: 03 Jun 07 - 11:40 AM

Like many others I only knew him on here - we corresponded privately at the time of the White Hare controversy when he wrote that brilliant song.

Condolences to his family.

Dave


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: catspaw49
Date: 03 Jun 07 - 12:14 PM

Ahhh Scrump.........What'd go and do this for? I have been gone a lot lately but I felt Scrunp was over the bad parts in a remarkable way....................My best thoughts to all who knew him well in 3D. He was certainly loved around here. We'll miss you son...........


Spaw


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: GUEST,Natalie H
Date: 03 Jun 07 - 01:18 PM

Thanks so much for the links to the song by George and the lyrics too. Such a moving little tune-well done George. Brought a tear to my eye listening to it.
Gone but not forgotten Scrump.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Andy Jackson
Date: 03 Jun 07 - 01:36 PM

Jillie and I wre amongst those privelidged to hear George's "Song for Paul" at Bude Festival. It was very moving then and oh so sad to read the words again now.

Our thoughts are with Scrump's loved ones, for like many here we had never met, but he was one of us.

Andy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 03 Jun 07 - 07:44 PM

Thanks for the comments, it was the least Paul deserved.

The funeral is Thursday, 14th June at 13.15 at Stevenage Crematorium (on the Hertford Road).


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Janie
Date: 03 Jun 07 - 08:15 PM

Like so many others, I offer peace and heart's ease to Scrump, and all who knew and cared for him.

Janie


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 04 Jun 07 - 03:58 AM

many condolances to all.

Ella who is Sooze


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: My guru always said
Date: 04 Jun 07 - 10:42 AM

Was so sorry to hear the news of Scrump's passing while we were away last week. Was privileged to hear George's song at Bude but we were full of hope then as Scrump had seemed to be been making progress. My thoughts are with Paul's family and friends.
Hil


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Big Jim from Jackson
Date: 04 Jun 07 - 11:07 AM

I first met Paul through his Scrumpy and Western web site. We corresponded a number of times. I never made the connection with "Scrump" until news of his accident hit the 'Cat. He was a pleasant and knowledgeable man who went out of his way to help me as I tried to find out more about the various people on his web page and was nice enough to include mention of me and my radio show on his site.
I read his posts without knowing who he was, but in rereading some of them I find the same qualities I had discovered in the personal correspondance.
To his family and friends I extend my condolences. Even at long distance and through cyberspace Paul was a fine man. I am sorry to see him go; I am blessed to have had some connection to him.

Jim Hickam


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: katlaughing
Date: 04 Jun 07 - 11:55 AM

Jim, thanks for mention of his website, I'd missed it, somehow. For anyone else who missed it, please click HERE.

P.S. There are some nice pix of Paul on this page.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Jim Lad
Date: 04 Jun 07 - 12:03 PM

Thanks to both of you, Jim & Kat.
I'll spend part of my Thursday
going through that site.
Looks like a happy place!
Jim


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: GUEST,The Roadie
Date: 05 Jun 07 - 10:19 AM

So very sorry to hear the sad news of Paul's passing. He will be meeting up with some special friends in heaven - Adge Cutler and Shag connors will look after him...

Sincere condolances to his family

Allen (Shag Connors Roadie)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 06 Jun 07 - 02:00 PM

The attached was posted on the Midnight Voices forum (Pete Atkin's fan club) by Heather, Paul's sister...
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I joined MV last night to express my sincere thanks for your wonderful sentiments on my brother, Paul Gunningham.

I was surfing for information on my brother as a way to help me grieve through the process. I last saw Paul and Frankie in October in London and we both all met in a pub with our adult sons. He was a modest, talented individual with a brilliant mind who loved his family, music, travel, meeting people, and computing development - but his passion was always music.

Even as a teenager he played harmonica, keyboards, and guitar. He was also a brilliant cartoonist. It was a terrible shock to hear of the dreadful car accident that took him away from his family - he struggled to live for 10 weeks, visited daily by Frankie. I last saw him in April, just three weeks after the accident.

The person who caused the accident when P&F were on their way to fly out for a vacation, has since gone underground and the police haven't been able to arrest him. The man had no legal papers on him and he drove right into Paul.

I was touched by the song written to Paul by George P. Thank you all for your kind messages, I have printed copies to give to his parents who have no Internet access.

Heather Gunningham


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Ross
Date: 07 Jun 07 - 05:10 AM

Cheers George - it was a nice post by Heather

It's been hard to come to terms with the way Paul died

The world is quite a frightening place sometimes

And events like this should help us realise how precious life is


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: My guru always said
Date: 13 Jun 07 - 12:06 PM

My thoughts will be with Paul's family and friends tomorrow. I'll light a candle for him and hope for good weather.
Hil


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Lizzie Cornish
Date: 13 Jun 07 - 05:01 PM

Thank you for bringing Scump's thread back. xx

I got muddled with the dates and thought it was today. I already lit my candle for him, today, in Exeter Cathedral. My thoughts too will be with everyone tomorrow.


Lizzie


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: skipy
Date: 14 Jun 07 - 03:59 AM

Thinking of you.
Skipy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Singing Referee
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 04:22 AM

El Greko and I attended Paul's funeral yesterday, along with many of Paul's musical friends. Of course it was a very sad occasion, but the minister who conducted the service, Frankie, and Alan, who paid a very fitting tribute, made sure it was a celebration of Paul's life and legacy rather than just a mourning of his passing. The words that were read by the minister on Frankie's behalf were both moving and uplifting, and brought a tear the the corner of this old folkie's eye. We left the chapel to the strains of Harvey Andrews' "Folk Club in the Sky"!

Afterwards we retired to the Orange Tree, which is the venue for the Baldock Folk Club, to raise a glass of Paul's favourite to his memory, and sing some songs in his honour. Despite her obvoius grief, Frankie was dignified and gracious throughout, and appeared to very much appriciate the musical contribution, knowing as she does, what an important part of Paul's life it was.

Frankie told me that she had read, when her mood allowed, all the messages of love and good wishes on this and other forums, following the accident, and the subsequent condolences, and expressed her gratitude to all concerned.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Pistachio
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 08:08 AM

I send my condolences.

I never met Scrump but I've followed this thread and it is a wonderful epitaph for his family to have.

I guess that the whole 'celestial folk club' was crying yesterday.
Talk about rain!
H.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Alice
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 07:33 PM

I just noticed this thread.
Very sad news to read.
My deep sympathy to all his family and friends.
I was just thinking of him the other day when Scrump
was a word on a word play radio show of obscure definitions.

I am so sorry to hear of this sudden loss. Very tragic.

Alice Flynn in Montana


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Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcatter 'Scrump' (29 May 2007)
From: Lizzie Cornish
Date: 16 Jun 07 - 10:13 AM

I'll bet Scrump was joining in too Steve, with a big smile.

Thank you for letting us all know how things went and much love to Paul's family. They can see how he inspired so many people, and how he's still inspiring people, because of his love for the music.

Lizzie


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