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Thread #130900   Message #2949739
Posted By: Arthur_itus
22-Jul-10 - 09:04 AM
Thread Name: This Song Makes me Weep
Subject: RE: This Song Makes me Weep
I have a very moving version of Alan Taylor's Roll On The Day. Allan's version brings tears to my eyes, but this one brings even more tears to my eyes.

I was given this version when I was in Holland visiting a shanty festival in a small village there.

It is a CD of Shanty's and Seasongs from different dutch choirs.

Anyway one of the tracks is Roll On The Day and is performed by a dutch choir called Together W. FR. I never thought much about who the lead singer was.

I found it real spooky to find out it was the late great John Wright singing with this choir. The song is in English.

I have just played it and by god it is a powerful and emotive version.

John Blanks does a beautiful version of this as well.

I brings back the memory of my dad in his last couple of weeks on this planet.