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GUEST,Pete Sumner Tune Req: Flowers of Bermuda (Stan Rogers) (15) RE: Tune for 'Flowers of Bermuda' 21 Jan 10

In answer to EBarnacle....Stan didn't seem to have any breathing issues...I think the song is very 'wordy' and is a tough one to sing...

To Backwoodsman....The recording I have is maybe a first generation from the original reel to reel made by another old buddy called Howard living back in Carnoustie in Scotland.
The wonderful heckler put down I remember from the recording is when Stan said "Hesh yer clabberjaw"...or something similar....

It was a wonderful night that ran on to around 11.30p....45 minutes or more past our usual close....
Stan's enjoyment was there for all to behold....flying solo....and singing anything he wanted in any real set list...the crowd just eat it all up...

Stan came back to Bermuda the next year with Garnet and David Alan Edie (I think that was his bass man on that trip)...I also have a tape of that someplace.

I left Bermuda with my family in March 1983 and returned home to Cleethorpes in a great letter from Stan in the April asking me to help with a UK tour (I still have that letter)...he played Bermuda again in the May and a month later he was gone.

I hope that helps put some of this stuff into context....we're going back a ways here so I hope my memory is accurate....

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