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(The school song; co-written by Richard Keep and John Coopey and sung by the children of Chapel Haddlesey CE Primary School)


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.

◄ You Won't Batter Anymore

Fergie, Fergie ►


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M.C. Newberry

Sun 13th May 2012 16:45

I have always admired the effort that creates a school song. A purely fictitious - and favourite - example is Richard Addinsell's school song for the Robert Donat film version of "Goodbye Mr Chips", to my mind, on an equal footing with the more famous real-life "Eton Boating Song".
Lovely stuff!

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 12th May 2012 19:02

Writing for such a good cause is to be applauded heartily.
It gets better as it goes on. The vocal line becomes more reognisable as the youngsters get
used to the tune, and if I were to offer a songwriter's tip - discard the last two of each
four last line repeats and place real emphasis the 2nd (last) of what remains.
You can have too much of a good thing and it
runs the risk of seeming to be "forced".

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Yvonne Brunton

Fri 11th May 2012 21:10

aaahh cute. When was it recorded?

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