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music associated with where you live

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whitewave Sat 05-Jul-14 10:43:44

I have just sat for a coffee break in the middle of the weekly housework and listened to Vaughn Williams "Lark Ascending".
I live on the South Downs and this piece of music absolutely transports me to the many walks I have had on the Downs with the grasses and wild flowers blowing in the breeze and larks singing their hearts out.

It is sublime. In fact I wouldn't mind listening to this as I pass out of this mortal coil!!!

durhamjen Sat 05-Jul-14 11:50:56

You also have Brighteyes, from Watership Down, Simon and Garfunkel.
Not quite the same, I know.
Fog on the Tyne near here, and Blaydon Races. A folk song about the Big Meeting in Durham, but I cannot remember what it's called. Probably the Big Meet.

tanith Sat 05-Jul-14 13:33:15

A Foggy Day in London Town, A Nightingale Sang in Barclay Square, Streets of London, there lots more I'm sure .

janeainsworth Sat 05-Jul-14 13:59:01

Jen how could you miss out 'Keep your feet still Geordie Hinny' shockgrin

Air (or Teun) – “My Darling Nellie Grey”

Wor Geordey an' Bob Jonsin byeth lay i' one bed,
Iv a little lodgjin hoose that's doon the shore,
Before Bob had been an' oor asleep, a kick frae Geordey's fut
Myed him wakin up to roar instead o' snore.


Keep yor feet still! Geordey, hinny, let's be happy for the neet,
For aw mayn’t be se happy throo the day.
So give us that bit cumfort, --keep yor feet still, Geordey lad,
An' dinnet send maw bonny dreams away!"

Aw dreamt thor was a dancin held, an' Mary Clark wes there;
An' aw thowt we tript it leetly on the floor,
An' aw prest her heevin breest te mine when walsin roond the room,
That's mair than aw dor ivor de before.

KORUS-- Keep yor feet still! Geordey, hinny, let's be happy for the neet, &c

Ye'll knaw the lad that she gans with, they call him Jimmy Green,
Aw thowt he tried te spoil us i' wor fun,
But aw dreamt aw nail'd him heavy, an' blackt the big feul's eyes;
If aw'd slept it's hard to tell what aw wad deun.

KORUS-- Keep yor feet still! Geordey, hinny, let's be happy for the neet, &c

Aw thowt aw set her hyem that neet, content we went alang.
Aw kiss'd her lips a hundred times or mair,
An' aw wish'd the road wad nivor end, se happy like wes aw,
Aw cud waak'd a thoosind miles wi' Mary there!

KORUS-- Keep yor feet still! Geordey, hinny, let's be happy for the neet, &c

Aw dremt Jim Green had left the toon an' left his luv te me,
An' aw thowt the hoose wis furnish'd wi' the best,
An' aw dreamt aw just had left the church wi' Mary be me side,
When yor clumsy feet completely spoil'd the rest."

KORUS—Keep yor feet still! Geordey, hinny, let's be happy for the neet, &c

newist Sat 05-Jul-14 14:06:03

And "Cushy Butterfield"

feetlebaum Sat 05-Jul-14 14:50:34

Alan Price's "Jarrow Song"

KatyK Sat 05-Jul-14 15:39:06

I live in Birmingham. Now let me think....erm.....

rosequartz Sat 05-Jul-14 16:14:48

Omar Khayyam by Granville Bantock, Katyk
(and no, don't ask me any more! wink )

KatyK Sat 05-Jul-14 16:40:42

Oh.. I will google that rose confused

KatyK Sat 05-Jul-14 16:54:38

Got it! He was a professor of music at Birmingham University I see and wrote it based on the Rubaiyat. Of course, I should have known that! grin I think I'll have to stick to Funky Moped which at least was written by a Brummie! There are some lovely songs aobut cities in the UK but unfortunately not this one. I love some of those mentioned above and I love 'In My Liverpool Home' and 'I wish I was back in Liverpool' smile

KatyK Sat 05-Jul-14 16:55:04

about not aobut

harrigran Sat 05-Jul-14 17:29:33

Roger Whitaker, Durham Town.
Sting, waters of Tyne.

Rowantree Sat 05-Jul-14 18:26:49

Er....I live in Shirley, Croydon. silence

Can't think of anything musical to say about it!

rosequartz Sat 05-Jul-14 18:28:23

I had never heard of him despite being from the Midlands myself. blush

harrigran Sat 05-Jul-14 18:30:01

Shirley by Billy Bragg Rowantree smile

tanith Sat 05-Jul-14 18:36:20

Rowantree there was a song called 'We Know you're from Croyden' by Joan Coffey

Galen Sat 05-Jul-14 18:47:21

Jerusalem the golden. Weatherly lived here. We have a road named after him.

Soutra Sat 05-Jul-14 19:06:19

Oh if only....hmm thinks - Midsummer Boulevard Blues? Concrete Cows Rag, Milton Keynes Melody? Never heard of them? Me neither grin

Soutra Sat 05-Jul-14 19:07:49

But more seriously from my Scottish homeland -
The Soft Lowland Tongue of the Borders, The Flo'ers of the Forest, Wil Ettrick are 3 which spring to mind.

Soutra Sat 05-Jul-14 19:08:45

That should have been "Wild Ettrick" - not a person!

Granny23 Sat 05-Jul-14 20:56:06

Rowantree How can you complain when you have a (very) long song named after you - or are you named after the song? smile

rosequartz Sat 05-Jul-14 20:58:39

Such lovely lilting music, can't think anything dedicated to where I come from!

jinglbellsfrocks Sat 05-Jul-14 21:12:36

Any kind of Rock music. We have a very well known Rock Festival.

Anyone from Leeds? (we link up with them cos theirs goes on at the same time)

joannapiano Sat 05-Jul-14 21:51:04

Since we live near the London Basin "Concrete and Clay", by Unit 4+2 ?

feetlebaum Sat 05-Jul-14 22:15:47

"Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines" (Ron Goodwin) -
well, I live near Heathrow...