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Posted By: GUEST,Canberra Chris
04-May-05 - 08:40 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Cyril Tawney-RIP (21 April 2005)
Subject: RE: Obit: Cyril Tawney-RIP (21 April 2005)
Cyril was a thread through my singing life too, hearing Adge Cutler and the Wurzels rendition of Five Foot Flirt, singing Sally Free and Easy on caving trips in the back of a transit, The Young Traditions' Chicken on a Raft, and right now arranging Sally's Bar as a duet.

The Shiny Bum Singers did a parody of Grey Funnel Line (The Old IBM) in our first performance at the (Australian) National Folk Festival in 1999, following which I appeared in the famous 'stairwell' late night session in my performing business suit, to be greeted with verse after verse of extemporisation to 'Grey Flannel Suit'!

How wide the ripples roll, how much fun he inspired, what wonderful songs he wrote. I await with interest his wry commentary on heaven.