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2021 Obit: Alison Chapman McLean

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Jim McLean 28 May 21 - 03:58 PM
Joe Offer 28 May 21 - 04:02 PM
The Sandman 28 May 21 - 04:16 PM
GUEST,# 28 May 21 - 05:48 PM
Stilly River Sage 28 May 21 - 06:02 PM
Dave Sutherland 29 May 21 - 07:11 AM
Waddon Pete 29 May 21 - 07:40 AM
Dave Hanson 29 May 21 - 08:11 AM
Tattie Bogle 30 May 21 - 06:22 AM
Jim McLean 30 May 21 - 01:32 PM
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Subject: Obit: Alison Chapman McLean
From: Jim McLean
Date: 28 May 21 - 03:58 PM

My wife, Alison, passed away after a two year battle with cancer. She took photos of early singers at the Troubadour in London, 1963, including icon pics of Martin Carthusian, Louis Killen, Bob Davenport, Davey Graham and Bob Dylan. I intend scattering her ashes in the woods behind our house here in North London and wrote the following song for her:

We woke up together and shared the dawn chorus
I still smell your hair as you snuggled up close.
Another new day and our life stretched before us
No thought for the future and blind to its woes.

Now sadly I wander alone in the woodland
Tracing our footsteps and thinking of you.
How slowly we’d strolled with my hand clasping your hand
No words passed between us, the silence was true.

We smiled at the flowers, when springtime was kinder,
Bluebells and daffodils, wild in their prime
The breeze on my cheek is a painful reminder,
How soft were your lips as they brushed against mine.

So Alison, sweetheart, you’re leaving me never.
When daffodils tell us that springtime is near
Though birdsong is silent, and sleep is forever,
You lie among flowers which come back each year.
You lie among flowers which come back each year.


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Subject: RE: 2021 Obit: Alison Chapman McLean
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 May 21 - 04:02 PM

Thank you for all you've told us about Alison, Jim. I've enjoyed reading it all, and this song is lovely.
All my best to you.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: 2021 Obit: Alison Chapman McLean
From: The Sandman
Date: 28 May 21 - 04:16 PM

Sorry to hear your news. condolences. lovely verses


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Subject: RE: 2021 Obit: Alison Chapman McLean
From: GUEST,#
Date: 28 May 21 - 05:48 PM

Condolences, Jim. The song is beautiful.


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Subject: RE: 2021 Obit: Alison Chapman McLean
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 28 May 21 - 06:02 PM

Sad news. Fu#k cancer.

My condolences, Jim.


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Subject: RE: 2021 Obit: Alison Chapman McLean
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 29 May 21 - 07:11 AM

Very sorry to hear this.
RIP


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Subject: RE: 2021 Obit: Alison Chapman McLean
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 29 May 21 - 07:40 AM

I join in your sadness Jim. RIP


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Subject: RE: 2021 Obit: Alison Chapman McLean
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 29 May 21 - 08:11 AM

Beautiful song Jim, condolences.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: 2021 Obit: Alison Chapman McLean
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 30 May 21 - 06:22 AM

I saw your sad news on Facebook, and said there how lovely the song is. Hope your happy memories of Alison will sustain you.


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Subject: RE: 2021 Obit: Alison Chapman McLean
From: Jim McLean
Date: 30 May 21 - 01:32 PM

Thanks, Tattie Bogle


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