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Alan bell's song about the Cocklers of M

03 Jun 13 - 04:14 AM (#3522151)
Subject: Alan bell's song about the Cocklers of M
From: breezy

Just heard this on his youtube Fylde 2010, great vid though i find I cant hear the intro chat

Would like to study the lyric

IMHO it sounds like the best of all the songs that deal with the terrible trag'dy

What a pro But then catters will already know this


03 Jun 13 - 05:47 AM (#3522176)
Subject: RE: Alan bell's song about the Cocklers of M
From: Dave Hanson

s far as I can remember it's called ' On Morecambe Bay ' it's on youtube by Christy Moore.

Dave H


03 Jun 13 - 06:14 AM (#3522185)
Subject: RE: Alan bell's song about the Cocklers of M
From: GUEST

Christy Moore's song is by Kevin Littlewood. The lyrics (which Christy changes a bit) are in this thread


03 Jun 13 - 06:53 AM (#3522193)
Subject: RE: Alan bell's song about the Cocklers of M
From: GUEST

http://www.myspace.com/kevinlittlewoodfolksinger/blog/537327284


03 Jun 13 - 07:16 PM (#3522419)
Subject: RE: Alan bell's song about the Cocklers of M
From: breezy

Im after Alan Bells, I know the Kevin L one, Alan's sounds interesting

Any help will be welcome

Thanks


04 Jun 13 - 03:56 AM (#3522509)
Subject: RE: Alan bell's song about the Cocklers of M
From: r.padgett

I recorded an embryonic version from Alan Bell in the garden of the Con club in Saltburn!at Saltburn ff

probably best to ask Alan for his song

Ray


04 Jun 13 - 04:07 AM (#3522514)
Subject: RE: Alan bell's song about the Cocklers of M
From: GUEST,Chris B (Born Again Scouser)

I remember starting a thread about the tragedy just after it happened. Horrible business.

I started to write something myself about it just afterwards. I gave up on it for two reasons: firstly, I didn't think what I was writing was very good and secondly, after the first impulse to 'create' something in response to the tragedy had worn off, I felt somehow that it was tasteless to try and 'cash in' on it (not that I expected to make any money).

Having said that, I haven't heard this song so I don't know what it's like. For me, though, Woody Guthrie's 'Deportees' pretty much says as much as needs saying about the situation of the people who perished at Morecambe and others in a similar situation.


04 Jun 13 - 11:33 AM (#3522631)
Subject: RE: Alan bell's song about the Cocklers of M
From: Joe Nicholson

I have heard Allen sing this song and it is very sad and moving and don't forget Allen is from the area If you go to the Fylde Festival at Fleetwood you will see it looks out over Morcambe Bay where this awful tragedy happened.


04 Jun 13 - 03:32 PM (#3522720)
Subject: RE: Alan bell's song about the Cocklers of M
From: Speedwell

This one isn't Alan's song but it's about the same terrible tragedy.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbMK-vH7eZo


04 Jun 13 - 07:36 PM (#3522812)
Subject: RE: Alan bell's song about the Cocklers of M
From: breezy

Can anyone tell me title of Alan Bell's song please ?


06 Jun 13 - 01:32 PM (#3523519)
Subject: RE: Alan bell's song about the Cocklers of M
From: breezy

Hello, I'm still waiting, :)


03 Aug 15 - 09:30 AM (#3727945)
Subject: RE: Alan bell's song about the Cocklers of M
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby

Just to say Breezy, that Derek Gifford has recorded a fine version of this song on his excellent new album 'The Past..................into the Future.'
It's called simply 'The Cocklers' Song.'Wildgoose WGS412CD.
No lyric detail in the liner notes but Giff's crystal diction will ensure you get the words loud and clear!


03 Aug 15 - 10:02 AM (#3727954)
Subject: RE: Alan bell's song about the Cocklers of M
From: Dave the Gnome

By a strange coincidence I am sure I saw Alan Bell walking down the bank of Malham Beck yesterday. Nothing to do with the song but funny I should see his name today.


03 Aug 15 - 03:20 PM (#3728026)
Subject: RE: Alan bell's song about the Cocklers of M
From: michaelr

Is that the same Alan Bell who wrote "So Here's To You"?


04 Aug 15 - 06:08 AM (#3728106)
Subject: RE: Alan bell's song about the Cocklers of M
From: GUEST,Ian

"So Here's To You" AND MANY MORE excellent songs.


04 Aug 15 - 07:36 AM (#3728115)
Subject: RE: Alan bell's song about the Cocklers of M
From: GUEST,Tunesmith

I haven't heard Alan's song, but knowing his songwriting abilities, it won't be a patch on the Kevin Littlewood song!


04 Aug 15 - 08:38 AM (#3728122)
Subject: RE: Alan bell's song about the Cocklers of M
From: GUEST,Ian

Well everyone is entitled to their opinions.

For what it's worth I also rate the Kevin Littlewood song very highly and haven't heard Alan's song yet.


04 Aug 15 - 08:45 AM (#3728123)
Subject: RE: Alan bell's song about the Cocklers of M
From: doc.tom

You beat me to it, Clive! But I'll repeat it anyway: Derek Gifford has recorded a fine version of this song on his excellent new album 'The Past..................into the Future.'
It's called simply 'The Cocklers' Song.'Wildgoose WGS412CD.


04 Aug 15 - 01:14 PM (#3728166)
Subject: RE: Alan bell's song about the Cocklers of M
From: GUEST,Tunesmith

Alan's version will be very average, very predictable, and lacking that "it" factor that "On Morecambe Bay" contains.


04 Aug 15 - 01:34 PM (#3728169)
Subject: RE: Alan bell's song about the Cocklers of M
From: GUEST,padgett

So here's to you ~ is The Parting Glass written by Alan Bell


"I'll share with you now a psrting glass and bid a adieu with a smile and laughter, our time apart will be short and pass!

Ray