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2020 Obit: Ron Trueman-Border

Vic Smith 03 Aug 20 - 02:45 PM
Backwoodsman 03 Aug 20 - 04:04 PM
Joe Offer 03 Aug 20 - 09:03 PM
GUEST,keberoxu 03 Aug 20 - 09:06 PM
MoorleyMan 04 Aug 20 - 02:49 AM
GUEST,PHIL HARE 04 Aug 20 - 09:34 AM
Waddon Pete 04 Aug 20 - 03:52 PM
jojofolkagogo 07 Aug 20 - 11:16 AM
GUEST,Steve Lambert 13 Aug 20 - 11:39 PM
GUEST,Kevin Smith 16 Sep 20 - 10:28 PM
GUEST,John Roberts 15 Nov 20 - 09:22 PM
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Subject: Obit: Ron Trueman-Border
From: Vic Smith
Date: 03 Aug 20 - 02:45 PM

Posted by Geoff Higgenbottom on Facebook -

To all those of my chums who have not yet heard the shocking news.....my old mate Ron Trueman-Border passed earlier today. For those who didn't know him he was an extraordinary song writer, some of his songs having jumped into my own repertoire, namely Peter Green, Angel of Mercy, and The Blind Lead The Blind. I am too shocked to write any more just now other than to say farewell old mate and thanks for your friendship and music.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ron Trueman-Border
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 03 Aug 20 - 04:04 PM

Very sad indeed, a great writer and performer, an a truly nice guy. RIP.


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Subject: ADD Peter Green (Ron Trueman-Border)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Aug 20 - 09:03 PM

PETER GREEN
(Ron Trueman-Border)

He's got hands like a woman. They're soft and smooth
He lets his fingers do the talking and those mountains move
But his eyes they tell of trouble few of us have seen
Who'll play the blues for Peter Green?

Well I never got religion. It ain't worth a damn
But I caught a glimpse of heaven in a mortal man
The sweet lord plays a Gibson. The devil beats a tambourine
Who'll play the blues for Peter Green?

And who'll play for the broken heart?
Who'll play for the shattered dream?
Who'll play for the wasted years?
Play the blues for what might have been?
12:33:38         From 16. Steve (SPB Co-operator) to 00. Joe Offer(Privately) : Next week I'll see if I can move my computer and screen round so I have a solid wall behind me instead of my windon.
12:33:52         From 00. Joe Offer : Some will pay the piper, some will call the tune
And some will chase his shadow on the dark side of the moon
But when the angels whisper, when the sirens scream
Who'll play the blues for Peter Green?

Now there's a thin line between madness and genius so they say
And it stretches out from midnight through the cold, cruel light of day
Where business men make muzak for the ghosts in the machine
Who'll play the blues for Peter Green?

Now he talks a little funny and he acts a little strange
But I believe that love still bums and some things never change
When he's walking in the wilderness, waking from a dream
Who'll play the blues for Peter Green?

Who'll play the blues for Peter Green?


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Subject: RE: 2020 Obit: Ron Trueman-Border
From: GUEST,keberoxu
Date: 03 Aug 20 - 09:06 PM

Thanks, Joe Offer, that is heartbreaking and beautiful.


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Subject: RE: 2020 Obit: Ron Trueman-Border
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 04 Aug 20 - 02:49 AM

I was gutted to hear this shocking news only minutes after I'd sung the above song at the Mudcat Zoom Sing. Words fail me.


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Subject: RE: 2020 Obit: Ron Trueman-Border
From: GUEST,PHIL HARE
Date: 04 Aug 20 - 09:34 AM

Awfully sad news. Great writer and performer. Met him at the Orpington Folk Club many years back. RIP.


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Subject: RE: 2020 Obit: Ron Trueman-Border
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 04 Aug 20 - 03:52 PM

A great loss. He was a musician with a unique stage presence and was a one-off. I have Ron to the "In Memoriam" thread and send my condolences to all those who love and miss him. RIP


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Subject: RE: 2020 Obit: Ron Trueman-Border
From: jojofolkagogo
Date: 07 Aug 20 - 11:16 AM

Yes, I was very sad to hear our own "RTB" has gone to the folk club in the sky. Saw him many times at OFF (Orpington Friday Folk not Orpington Folk Club) and enjoyed his songs muchly. Nice guy.
Will be very much missed - but forever on you-tube.
Condolences to family.

Jo - Jo


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Subject: RE: 2020 Obit: Ron Trueman-Border
From: GUEST,Steve Lambert
Date: 13 Aug 20 - 11:39 PM

Goodbye my dear old pickin' pal.

You know we'll soon be gone from here
Year upon light year
We'll take the stories with us there
the memories are dear


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Subject: RE: 2020 Obit: Ron Trueman-Border
From: GUEST,Kevin Smith
Date: 16 Sep 20 - 10:28 PM

So sad to hear that Ron is no longer with us. I live in South Australia so only got to meet him a couple of times whilst in the UK. Ron was exceedingly generous with his lyrics and help with chords. He will be missed. My condolences to his family and Suzi.


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Subject: RE: 2020 Obit: Ron Trueman-Border
From: GUEST,John Roberts
Date: 15 Nov 20 - 09:22 PM

Ron was a one off. I remember the first time I saw him at The Railway Folk Club in Portsmouth I was knocked out and was so moved I wrote a piece for the Portsmouth News, saying "This man is the logical successor to Richard Thompson". As a promoter, I ended up booking Ron many many times, and we became good friends I still kept on touch when I moved to live in Ireland in 2006, we were constantly messaging each other on Facebook. I last saw Ron at SoL Party 2019, a private festival I run for around 300 people in Kent. He went down so well the previous year we had to get him back. He provided support for Ralph McTell for me once, Ralph was seriously impressed. Likewise the top U.S blues player Kelly Joe Phelps - Ron supported him there when I ran the Isle Of Wight Folk & Roots Festival. I sailed across the Irish sea to Ron's funeral, bringing my camper van. Just as well, as a few pints were sunk at the garden wake, and my bed was waiting in the car park... My heart goes out to his partner Victoria Lloyd, and his many friends. He will be sorely missed. A fabulous talent and one of the loveliest and most self effacing men I have ever known. R.I.P Ron, but in the words of one of your songs "old hippies never die..."


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