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The School Song.  I was invited to write it (co-write, actually - I did the lyrics) some 10 years ago for our local infant/junior school.  Not my finest "art" by any stretch, but pitched for children.  It's rather flattering that they still sing it now.


On mornings when I feel so blue

and my spirits saddened

I join with all my friends at school

where my heart is gladdened;

Come and join us, you will see

Each day here in Haddlesey

Our teachers, friends and me -

We sing together.  We sing together.  We sing together.  We sing together.


 I Listen, learn, I play and sing

both at my desk and in the Hall;

Through Autumn, Winter and through Spring

happy days enjoyed by all;

We older help the young,

The small helped by the strong

We know we all belong -

We learn together.  We learn together.  We learn together.  We learn together.


I count my blessings every day

that life has been so kind

For those less fortunate I pray

that comfort they may find;

For those worse off than me

That children all could be

With us in Haddlesey

At one together.  At one together.  At one together.  At one together.




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John Coopey

Sun 11th Jun 2023 22:52

Thanks for your thoughts, MC and Stephen A.

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Stephen Atkinson

Sun 11th Jun 2023 17:56

Well done, John, I was expecting some sort of double entendre to pop up...but, lovely, clean child friendly stuff. Nice one 😀

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 11th Jun 2023 17:11

JC - this has shades of the work of the famous Tin Pan Alley lyricist Irving Caesar who was commissioned (and resisted at
first) to write a song encouraging kiddies to follow a healthy
lifestyle. He is on record as saying it gave him the greatest
satisfaction once he had undertaken and completed the work.

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John Coopey

Sun 11th Jun 2023 12:52

Thankyou Kevin and Kevin. Yes, Santa Krampus might have got Operation Yew Tree involved.
And thanks for the Likes, Stephen A and Pete.

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kJ Walker

Sat 10th Jun 2023 23:01

Brilliant John.
I could just imagine, if you accidentally left the wrong papers.
Hundreds of kids traumatized by Krampus for example.

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Kevin Tan

Sat 10th Jun 2023 23:00

It's super duper cute! You see, greatness is so underrated; so underappreciated; so underevaluated. This is magnificent 💖🎇🎓

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John Coopey

Sat 10th Jun 2023 22:10

Thankyou, Stephen.

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Stephen Gospage

Sat 10th Jun 2023 15:09

You did a good thing there, John.
Smug forty-somethings are my pet hate.

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John Coopey

Fri 9th Jun 2023 20:57

Thankyou, Helene for your thoughts and Pete for the Like.

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Fri 9th Jun 2023 16:32

Love this, John. Bravo! Kids, dogs, old people...the fun things in life!

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John Coopey

Fri 9th Jun 2023 10:45

The irony, Bethany, is that I hate kids. And dogs, for that matter. And old people. Etc.

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Bethany Sallis

Fri 9th Jun 2023 09:54

You are definitely in a class of your own in certain subjects Master Coopey-enjoyed the lesson!

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