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Sept' 8th...On this day

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Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 7 Sep 2013 23:29

in 1921, Harry Secombe was born in Swansea. Known to many as a comedian, member of the Goons, he was one of the sounds of my childhood... really great and perhaps somewhat underestimated singer.


PricklyHolly Report 7 Sep 2013 23:46

This comes to mind.......

If I ruled the world,
Every day would be the first day of spring.
Every heart would have a new song to sing,
and we'd sing of the joy every morning would bring.

If I ruled the world,
Every man would be as free as a bird.
Every voice would be a voice to be heard,
take my word we would treasure each day that occurred.

My world would be a beautiful place
Where we would weave such wonderful dreams.
My world would wear a smile on its face,
like the man and the moon has, when the moon beams.

If i ruled the world,
Every man would see the world was his friend.
There'd be happiness that no man could end,
no my friend, not if i ruled the world.

Every hand would be held up high,
There'd be sunshine in everyones sky.
If the day ever dawned,
when i rule the world.


UzziInSunshine Report 8 Sep 2013 00:16

I knew looking at this thread would be a bad idea.
My Dad loved Harry Secome and actually sounded like him and Prickly that was one of Dads fave songs for singing from Mr Pickwicks

Thank you girls for the reminder of good memories of my Dad <3 :-D <3 <3 <3 <3


PricklyHolly Report 8 Sep 2013 00:21

My Dad loved Harry Secombe too Uzzie.

Boo hooo!!


Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 8 Sep 2013 01:09

Treorchy Male Choir and Sir Harry Secombe singing "Cwm Rhondda" on Highway 1991. (aged 70!)


UzziInSunshine Report 8 Sep 2013 01:42

^lends Prickles my Dad hankie*

tís always clean and always mops up


ChrisofWessex Report 8 Sep 2013 18:15

I was also born on this day (not the year) and I can no longer sing due to a trachy!!!! I am having a very nice day.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 8 Sep 2013 18:34

Happy Birthday Chris :-)


ChrisofWessex Report 8 Sep 2013 18:38

Thank you Rose :-)


Elizabethofseasons Report 8 Sep 2013 23:25

Dear All


One of my all time favourite people.

I avidly watched "Highway" when it was broadcast in the 1980's until about 1992.

Sir Harry was so interested in people and he so easily put them at ease.

Take gentle care
Best wishes
Elizabeth, EOS