Song of the Week

Song of the Week: “Al Bowlly’s In Heaven”

An unusual choice this week, since both the song and the recording are relatively recent.  But who could resist a song penned by Richard Thompson and performed by Norma Waterson that name-drops the amazing Al Bowlly?  In this centenary of the start of the First World War, the song poignantly evokes the lot of the many servicemen who fell on hard times on returning to civilian life, both then and now.

The lyrics may be found here:

http://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/richard_thompson/al_bowllys_in_heaven.html

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