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Posted By: Mick Tems
22-Nov-18 - 07:42 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Bill Caddick (1944-2018)
Subject: RE: Obit: Bill Caddick (1944-2018)
Despite my mobility problems and my advancing years, I went to see Bill and chatted to him at the closing night of the Halfpenny Folk Club in the hamlet of Oldwalls, Gower; he was a lovely man, an inspiring and wonderful songsmith and an entrancing personality. Many years ago, I heard him singing the stark and beautiful 'Unicorns', which he had just devised; the song made quite an impact on me. I invited Bill a few times when I was co-founder of Llantrisant Folk Club, and he always came up trumps and really delighted and moved the audience with songs like his 12-minute classic 'The Writing Of Tipperary', 'I'm In Love With A Gibson Girl', 'Poor Pig', 'She Moves Among Men', 'Waiting For The Lark', 'Oller Boller', 'Donkey Jack Donkey', the ingenious 'Cloud Factory' and the utterly memorable 'John O' Dreams'. Farewell, my old friend.