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Thread #80498   Message #1469556
Posted By: Dave Bryant
24-Apr-05 - 05:11 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Cyril Tawney-RIP (21 April 2005)
Subject: RE: Obit: Cyril Tawney-RIP (21 April 2005)
I should have posted on this thread sooner but it's not easy to work out what to say on such a sad occasion.

I'd known Cyril for at least 40 years - I was involved in a benefit gig for him in the 60s when he was (wrongly as it turned out) diagnosed as having Parkinson's Disease. Besides being a beautifully relaxed singer, he was one of the best song writers that the folk revival produced. At one time he was writing a new song every week for his radio program. He was also a wonderful friend who it was a great pleasure to bump into from time to time.

Whether you're bound for Fiddler's Green, Six Feet of Mud, The Siding, or taking the tideway to your burying ground, our thoughts are all with you - and Rosemary of course. In one way you'll never really be gone - I don't think I've ever been to a good session without hearing plenty of your songs and I can't imagine that changing.

As Tom Lewis said "Cyril said it all before".