Welcome to David Dearlove's Songwords
The lyrics collected here are a small selection of work – or rather play – from over 60 years of having songs of all sorts performed in all the media.
There are a few big names – Dankworth, Laine, Luxon, Monro (Matt , not Marilyn), Denison, Brett, Beethoven – among the credits, and a few big venues – Albert Hall, Aldwych Theatre, Truro Cathedral, Glasgow Citizens’ Theatre, Barnsley Metrodome – but this is less about them than about the thousands of happily anonymous singers in choirs making great music all over Britain; about hardy audiences and hardier performers on the cliffs at the Minack Theatre hearing new words to The Magic Flute; and about crowded little clubs like the Folk Cottage in the depths of Cornwall where Folk was defined so liberally that there was always a welcome for songs written simply to make people laugh, or think.
David Dearlove (2016).
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