Weekly photo challenge – Indulge

I invite you to indulge me in providing a themed post on Swansea in Wales. Thanks to Wikipedia for the public domain photos and to our talented friend, Don Wright, for creating the original piece of music, writing the lyrics and being the musician as well. I hope you enjoy this presentation. Just click on the song title, Swansea Bay, to hear the song. Relax and enjoy the journey.

Swansea

Swansea Bay

When I was a boy I used to roam

Three Cliffs Bay

Through the hills above my home

Up there on a clear day

See the vista of Swansea Bay

 

Summer’s day, we’d go down

To that ugly lovely town

Lying there on the stretching sand

Seemed to me it was the promised land

Sittin at the Slip, lookin over the foam

See the cliffs at Ilfracombe

 

And I was looking, looking to see

Was there anyone over there really staring back at me

I was searching for a sighting of the man that I would be

But I never saw anyone looking back at me

 

Came up from down under, been many a day

Swansea Grand

Finally did wend the Cornish way

And as we stood on Devon’s down

Gazed across the water at Swansea town

 

Saw the valley of my home

Saw the hills I used to roam

Heard the laughter, felt the tears

Echoing back across the years

 

And I was looking, looking to see

Swansea from Kilvey

Was there anyone over there really staring back at me

I was searching for a glimpse of the boy I used to be

Saw him clearly for an instant, but he never saw me

 

Speeding back along Severn’s shore

Reminiscing, days of yore

Setting sun wrapped up the day

As we headed west for Swansea Bay

 Don Wright

Copyright Sound-Infotech Pty Ltd 2006

 Until next time 🙂

Lorraine

 
 
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