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#SaturdaySongs No.12 – Songs for Bonfire Night

I haven’t done any #SaturdaySongs posts for a while, but now seems as good time as any to re-share this one from this time last year, for those who won’t have seen it before. Music and a little bit of potted history: I’m spoiling you!

Take It Easy

When I brought back this #SaturdaySongs series I said I would be doing it a little differently. So today, instead of a song with meaning from somewhere in my life I’m doing a themed set for Bonfire Night, aka Guy Fawkes Night.

Earlier this week we ‘celebrated’ Hallowe’en. As I said then, this is largely imported to these shores from the US, in its current form, although parts of the British Isles do have a tradition going back many hundreds of years – the whole thing derives from the pagan festival of Samhain, if you want to follow it up. Our real celebration for this week comes tomorrow, when we mark what is known as Guy Fawkes Night, or Bonfire Night, if you prefer. This is still a big night in the UK – understanding of it is perhaps declining, but it marks a momentous event in British…

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  1. November 5, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    And Bruce Springsteen singing ‘I’m on Fire’…

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    • November 5, 2018 at 3:38 pm

      There are so many to choose from, aren’t there! I could also have had Fire and Water, Fire and Rain, Fire (Hendrix, Pointer Sisters), Ring Of Fire, The Fire Inside, Fire Brigade, Fire on the Mountain…..and that’s without giving it too much thought!

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      • November 5, 2018 at 3:49 pm

        Oh yes, James Taylor’s Fire and Rain. Lovely song.

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      • November 5, 2018 at 4:17 pm

        He has written a great many lovely songs 😊

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  2. November 4, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    I notice that I commented on the original post, so here I am again, saying I love your selections, Clive!

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    • November 5, 2018 at 12:28 pm

      Thanks, Diane. Twice!

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