Playing a card game at a folk festival. Pete Morton asked my Amy what he should do next, and she helpfully replied ‘Any Heart will do’.
Good title for a song he said … and said that I could have that to work with, so I did. It became a song about lust 🙂 Continue reading “In the Raw: Any Heart Will Do”
This was inspired by the 999 NHS march from Jarrow in 2014: Continue reading “In the Raw: 999NHS”
This song was written by Kevin McCourt who was a modest musician, well-known around Leicester with his numerous instruments.
Kevin was keen to get me singing in Gaelic which I am still planning, however in the meantime this is a lovely song that he wrote and asked me to sing. Continue reading “In the Raw: What Is This Peace [written by Kevin McCourt]”
Words by Chris Gimlett from Hastings, dedicated to CND and a safer world. The tune is much older.
The inspiration for this song was an interview on TV by a reporter in Aleppo, Syria. He was talking to a girl in tent city where she had been sent to be safe as the houses were being bombed, but the bombs were still falling. Her little brother was behind her – he may have been about 3 – and was making aeroplanes from his fingers in the air, and his fingers were acting out the dropping bombs. That was his life … Continue reading “In the Raw: Toast and Marmalade”
Bobba Cass wrote the words to this song, and asked me to set it to music. This is the result: