Friday, August 07, 2009

For Nancyrowina and Tennyson’s bicentenary

This is a little thank you for Nancyrowina who lives on the Isle of Wight and, if I remember rightly, has a video of my cousin playing the saw. Nancy has been helping approving blogs on BlogExplosion and is really involved. If you’re reading this because of BlogExplosion, Nancy is one of the reasons why.

Paul Armfield is my Cousin; I last saw him when he was about 14 and a punk. It was a long time ago, but we keep in touch. He’s set the poem “Sweet and Low” to music, it’s lovely.
Jo! I’ve written to him this evening asking if he knows your cousin Emily (who also sings). If he does it means that we’re sort of related!



SWEET and low, sweet and low,
Wind of the western sea,
Low, low, breathe and blow,
Wind of the western sea!
Over the rolling waters go,
Come from the dying moon, and blow,
Blow him again to me;
While my little one, while my pretty one, sleeps.

Sleep and rest, sleep and rest,
Father will come to thee soon;
Rest, rest, on mother’s breast,
Father will come to thee soon;
Father will come to his babe in the nest,
Silver sails all out of the west
Under the silver moon:
Sleep, my little one, sleep, my pretty one, sleep

2 comments:

Nancyrowina said...

Thanks for the video Anji, I'll have to get one of him playing the saw up on youtube.
And I don't think I'll ever get in any danger through my posts about Hendrix, I'm only using evidence other people have discovered then posting my opinion. It's a very strange case with lots of twists and lies so I can see why the Police gave up when they reopened the case in the early 90's. Now there are 2 men who are saying they heard Michael Jeffrey confess though so there may be more for them to go on.

Anji said...

Nancy: You're welcome. I'm looking forward to reading the next instalment.