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This moving song of loss and remembrance was originally a poem by Violet Jacob (1863-1946); she had lost her only son at the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Both this poem and Jacob’s much-loved ‘Wild Geese’ were skilfully set to music by the late Jim Reid, a man of very special talent.

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from The Speaking Heart, released December 1, 2010
Text by Violet Jacob, music by Jim Reid [Springthyme Music]

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Lucy Pringle & Chris Wright Edinburgh, UK

Award-winning song duo drawing mainly from the rich vein of the Scots singing tradition, with a belief in letting songs breathe.

“Absolutely fabulous songs”
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- Jim Gilchrist, The Scotsman
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