O Duo & Gerald

 

Gerald, from Yanwath Care Home, shows the lads from Batterie how to do it!
Gerald, from Yanwath Care Home, shows the lads from Batterie how to do it! Gerald used to run his own band and played all over the world. He wrote the accompanying song which he gave to Annie during one of her regular sessions at the Home. Gerald loved this photograph which Annie presented to him shortly before he died. He was thrilled that the Cumbrian heritage would live on.

Gerald's song "Bonny Lakeland"

1)  How we sing songs about dear old Ireland,
     And the scenery of Scotland, o , so grand,
     But there's no place in the whole of our creation,
     To compare with our 'Bonny Lakeland'.

Chorus

     So let us sing of our own Bonny Counties,
     With the scenery so wild and so grand,
     For there's no place in the whole of our creation,
     To compare with our 'Bonny Lakeland'

2)  How the beauty of our own Bonny counties,
     Will welcome you all with a smile.
     You'll enjoy every mile of its beauty,
     From Kendal right up to Carlisle,
     And then right down that grand Eden valley
     Where the Eden flows down to the sea,
     And old Cross Fell stands out in all its glory,
     Far out on that wild Irish Sea.

Chorus

     So let us sing of our own Bonny Counties,
     With the scenery so wild and so grand,
     For there's no place in the whole of our creation,
     To compare with our 'Bonny Lakeland'

3) To the west stand the Cumbrian mountains,
     Their beauties no tongue can describe,
     For there's Scaw Fell, Helvellyn and Saddle Back,
     And a whole host of others beside.


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