Harry's Song

Tricia Gurnett said...It's a lovely song, and beautifully sung. Thank you for the song, and the inspiring website.
February 15, 2010

Anonymous said...Thanks for your post. This song is really fantastic. The lines are mind touching. So sweet and melodious voice. Slide pictures are nice. Thanks.
February 05, 2010

Roger O'Keeffe said...Schools don't always spot musical talent. Cf. this extract from an interview with Ken Robinson, an inspiring advocate of an education that does more to let people's creativity and other gifts develop:
"...I don't mean to say that you have to have failed at school before you can be a success, but an awful lot of people who did well after school didn't do well in school.
Paul McCartney went to school in Liverpool and, as you say, he went through the whole of his education there and nobody thought he had any musical talent. One of the other people in the same (...) music class was George Harrison, the lead guitarist of The Beatles, and he went through school as well and nobody noticed he had any talent. So (...)one teacher in Liverpool in the '50s had half The Beatles in his class and he missed it."
Google "Ken Robinson TED" for more in the same vein.
January 28, 2010
I rather like being compared to Paul McCartney. I'm sure that's not what you meant, but I'll take it anyway. BL

Diane said...I have loved listening to this song and reading this blog particularly as I had an uncle who was in the 1st world war but I never knew he existed until I started doing genealogy a few years ago. Unfortunately, he was invalided home before the end of the war and I have been unable to trace him after that. I was very happy and relieved to hear Harry arrived home safe and sound but I'll miss the blog. Thank you for all your hard work in letting us share Harry's story.
January 24, 2010

Jo said...A lovely song which works really well with the slideshow - thank you!
January 23, 2010

Parkylondon said...I turned the music down as you suggested and watched the slideshow. Nice.
I then realised that the music I could hear wasn't coming from the bedroom (i.e. my wife listening to something) but my headphones. I picked them up, put them on and had a listen. Fairly quickly I realised I nearly missed out on a really good piece of music which matches the slideshow really well. Thank you for posting this. Well done.
January 22, 2010

Tom Maher said...Be very proud of all of your work! Following Harry through civvie life would be rewarding, as we already have a good sense of the man.
Again - Thank You! St. Louis
January 21, 2010

Mecha said...Thank you for sharing, I enjoyed it because of the lovely harmony and the fact that it told a story.
January 20, 2010

Kittybriton said...A lovely gentle, tender song. As much as the letters of Harry, I think it catches the mood of the readers: "What'chu doing Harry?". Together with the video it makes the thousands of men in khaki suits a little less anonymous.
January 20, 2010

Alan said...Very, very moving with the images from the book and blog. Thanks so much for this project. Although I found it a bit late, I've enjoyed following it for the last 18 months or so.
January 20, 2010

Avey said...Excellent! I have enjoyed finding this blog and following it for the last 2 years..... thank you.
January 20, 2010

Cheryl said...Oh, it's so wonderful! Thank you for posting it!
January 19, 2010

Tim Douglass said...Well done! And a very fine way to summarize all that we have experienced vicariously through the blog. Thank you!
January 20, 2010

Anonymous said...Loved it! I am so glad Harry's home but I'll be lost without the blog!
January 19, 2010

Inverness said...I am certainly no musician but I do know what I like..and I like this. The singer does an excellent job of bringing out the feeling and meaning of the song. Thank you once again.
January 19, 2010

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