Sleeve Notes for Far Distant Stars by Lynne Heraud and Pat Turner
Brace yourselves! They're back with yet another CD of songs topical, lyrical, fanciful, comical, miserable, and sometimes hysterical... all guaranteed to entertain and keep you on your musical toes.
"Stunning harmonies", "ingenious", "outrageous" (Everyman Folk Club)
1 Bold Grenadier
A song of seduction and deceit.
A bit of insider information about the two of us!
3 Poor Murdered Woman
A true story. The unfortunate woman in this song was discovered by a local hunt in Leatherhead, Surrey. A local gardener, James Fairs, composed this song in 1834. The perpetrator was never brought to justice and the woman’s identity was never known.
4 Stress Incontinence
An all too common problem!
5 How the Cold Winds Do Blow
One of the many songs written by the late Graeme Miles and based, he told us, on a true story.
A beautiful song and one of our favourites.
7 Mr Double-Barrelled
A song about the upwardly mobile Betty Smith
8 He went For a Soldier
Ruth Comfort Mitchell/Lynne Heraud
A poem written by Ruth Comfort Mitchell either during or after the First World War.
9 Trolley Dating
A new craze that might be sweeping supermarkets in South East England.
10 Sheep Crook and Black Dog
There are numerous versions of this beautiful song of unrequited love, sometimes known as ‘Flora’ or ‘Floro’.
11 Song For Tom
In memory of Lynne’s much loved youngest son, who so enjoyed our music.
An early 1970’s song written and performed by the rock band Rare Bird, which is still as relevant today as ever.
13 Mr and Mrs Smith
Lee & David
A true music hall song, as sung by Miss Clarice Mayne. The old ones are still the best!
14 Iron Angels
Paul Davenport’s haunting lullaby, the title of which was inspired by Anthony Gormley’s ‘Angel of the North’.