Wednesday 11 March 2015


This project keeps getting left by the wayside or if not left completely it has certainly been languishing. 

BUT one of these days it will be completed and who knows, after that it may fall by the wayside again. And as I write that the wayside begins to have much appeal. I would probably benefit from some of it myself.


During one of many attempts to sort out my song related material I discovered that I had filed most of the written words in a large black folder.

From the folder I selected one hundred and fifty lyrics. I chose only those which, at some stage of their making, had been given a tune and recorded onto cassette, reel to reel or DAT tape.

A previously recorded version of each song was then located. The majority had been saved as MP3 or wav files on my main computer.

After a gap of several weeks I listened again to the one hundred and fifty tracks and selected thirty five. I chose only those which might be capable of having their sound quality professionally improved.

Those tracks have now been professionally mastered. Four songs have been removed for reasons which will not be explained here and the final selection is now on an acoustic only CD.

The words in this small book are meant to correspond with those on the CD.  Sometimes, however, depending mostly on the space available on the page, a repeated verse or a line in the recording has been omitted from the text.