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Thread #120739   Message #2629012
Posted By: Emma B
11-May-09 - 11:07 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: I Remember Morley (Keith Marsden)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Remember Morley
Keith Marsden - greatly missed

As Dave Hanson said the lyrics, together with many other favourites, are in the book ' Picking Sooty Blackberries - The songs of Keith Marsden'

From the book......

'Keith wrote the song as a lament for the passing of a way of life that might not really have existed.

As the mills were closing the social cohesion provided by church and chapel was crumbling and Morley was being swallowed up by Leeds and losing its identity'

A little anecdote is also given about the trips to Wide Lane to pinch rhubarb with Keith being identified as the miscreant by his shock of 'leet heeair'