Between 2007 and 2013, around the time of my retirement, I wrote a number of songs about life on the canals of England. These found their way onto a home-produced CD which I was happy to give to anyone who showed an interest, and even some who didn’t. Having hardly picked up a guitar whilst earning a crust for 40 years, I’m aware of my musical limitations but am quite pleased with the lyrics I crafted about a subject I hold dear. I live in hope that someone, someday, makes a better job of performing them. Since then I have written a few more, so have now transferred mp3 versions of all the songs to SoundCloud and published them on this website from where they can be downloaded. Each song page on this website gives the lyrics, guitar chords and recordings (some of which could certainly be improved). Select Menu icon (top right) for Song List. '
Contemporary Canal Songs
Between 2007 and 2013, around the time of my retirement, I wrote a number of songs about life on the canals of England. These found their way onto a home-produced CD which I was happy to give to anyone who showed an interest, and even some who didn’t. Having hardly picked up a guitar whilst earning a crust for 40 years, I’m aware of my musical limitations but am quite pleased with the lyrics I crafted about a subject I hold dear. I live in hope that someone, someday, makes a better job of performing them. Since then I have written a few more, so have now transferred mp3 versions of all the songs to SoundCloud and published them on this website from where they can be downloaded. Each song page on this website gives the lyrics, guitar chords and recordings (some of which could certainly be improved). Select Menu icon (top right) for Song List.
Contemporary Canal Songs