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Lyr Req: Helligan & the Somme

GUEST,Richard 13 Feb 11 - 03:21 PM
Keith A of Hertford 13 Feb 11 - 03:51 PM
Keith A of Hertford 13 Feb 11 - 04:07 PM
Herga Kitty 13 Feb 11 - 04:07 PM
Herga Kitty 13 Feb 11 - 04:09 PM
GUEST,BeeDee 13 Feb 11 - 05:01 PM
Hawker 13 Feb 11 - 07:41 PM
GUEST,Richard 16 Feb 11 - 10:50 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Helligan & the Somme
From: GUEST,Richard
Date: 13 Feb 11 - 03:21 PM

A decade or so ago, whilst visiting Uncle Geoff in Padstow, he played me a haunting tune on a cassette tape, a recording of a Radio Cornwall programme. The lyrics went something like 'there are orchids still in Helligan but Poppies at the Somme.' The song is about the men of Mevagissey who went to fight in WWI and left the Tremayne Estate Gardens to lie untouched until the early 90s. Can anyone point me in the direction of tune, lyrics, composer and performer? I barely remember the song but I remember the hair going up on the back of my neck and the lump in my throat. Any leads would be appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Helligan & the Somme
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 13 Feb 11 - 03:51 PM

It comes from the Cornwall Songwriters show, Lost Gardens of Heligan.
http://www.thecornishstore.com/shopp583315671


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Helligan & the Somme
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 13 Feb 11 - 04:07 PM

Er, Unsung Heroes, The Lost Gardeners Of Heligan.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Helligan & the Somme
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 13 Feb 11 - 04:07 PM

The show was "Unsung Heroes". Or you could PM Hawker, Crowdercref or Cats, who were all in the show....

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Helligan & the Somme
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 13 Feb 11 - 04:09 PM

Sorry Richard, have realised you need to be a Mudcat member not a guest before you can send PMs... Keith's link should get you there, anyway!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Helligan & the Somme
From: GUEST,BeeDee
Date: 13 Feb 11 - 05:01 PM

Also available d'rec'ly from source, here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Helligan & the Somme
From: Hawker
Date: 13 Feb 11 - 07:41 PM

Richard, there is, as well as a cd, a book of the script of the show which has the words and music. BeeDees link to Lyngham House Music should sort you out.
Cheers, Lucy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Helligan & the Somme
From: GUEST,Richard
Date: 16 Feb 11 - 10:50 AM

Many Thanks All,
I'm on the case and will be playing it soon.
Very excited.
Richard


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