A Traveller’s Guide to Lost and Later Songs #20

2G8GXC1 The fairground at the end of Brighton Pier is closed due to gale force winds and rough seas. Nostalgic monochrome images of a British seaside resort

For those who may appreciate some background detail, I offer below my workings.

#20 Lost and Later Theme (5/3/19)

A street musician duets with a synthesiser. Written on accordion, this early recording is more bum notes than tune but you can hear the melody gradually emerging – https://on.soundcloud.com/BrFXc
It was partly influenced by a barrel organ street musician I once heard – https://tinyurl.com/yc76fcu8. I loved the song but never found out its name. It sounds like some old, jolly, French drinking song. If anyone recognises it, please do let me know, thank you. Anyway, welcome to the end of the pier. Don’t jump off just yet. You might miss something. The view is lovely and on a clear day you can see, if not quite forever, at least as far as next Tuesday. To quote many a firm but fair barkeep at closing time, you don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here. Actually, no, that’s not true. You can stay here. You can live here. I do.

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