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SUNDAY FOR SAMMY 2012. I have enjoyed the dvds that I have brought from you not only this week - Sunday For Sammy 2012 which I received this morning and have watched and enjoyed tonight but also previous Sunday for Sammy dvds in 2008 and 2006 as well as Big River, Big Songs - The Tyne And The Tall Ships 2005 - I have enjoyed them all and may It continue hence why I have now ordered Sunday for Sammy 2004 and 2010. Shelley B
SUNDAY FOR SAMMY 2012. I have just finished watching it, really enjoyed it. Hats off to Tim and his colleagues. Andrew P
SUNDAY FOR SAMMY 2012. Many thanks for sending me the Sunday for Sammy DVD so quickly. This is a highly entertaining, amusing and well produced DVD. In addition, the three fantastic songs performed by the excellent Joe McElderry make it essential viewing for his many fans. Jo O
Alex Glasgow - Northern Drift & Joe Lives My CD of Northern Drift and Joe Lives! arrived this morning - many thanks for the speedy service, it's much appreciated. Many years ago I had a LP version of Joe Lives! and really enjoyed John Woodvine's performance. Sadly, somewhere along the way in various house moves and de-clutterings it went astray and I thought it was gone for good. I had not been able to find a new copy in any format anywhere. But just the other day I was prompted to do a new Google search for John Woodvine and Joe Lives! and found your firm and all your marvellous material, and there it was, hence my order. I am very pleased to have a fresh new copy of Joe Lives! It's playing now as I type this message. I'm trying not to sing along too loud... As an expat-Geordie I'll be coming back for more of your recordings. Best regards Alan T
Big River, Big Songs - The Tyne DVD's received today. Have just spent the most amazing time watching, singing, crying, laughing. best few quid ever spent. Bought the other one for my Mothers 84th birthday present which is a couple of days after Christmas. Just hope she has enjoyed it as much as me. Sure she will. Thanks Catherine H
Big River, Big Songs - The Tyne Watched the DVD last night, it was the best entertainment we have seen for years; it beats the modern stuff by miles. Thank you. Alan E
Big River, Big Songs - The Tyne Received it, love it, as two Northerners living in the Midlands for 46 years, it brought tears to our eyes. Thanks again. Jean D
Big River, Big Songs - The Tyne Thank you so much for the DVD and for posting it so promptly. I watched it last night and was enthralled with it, the photography is super and the singing is absolutely great. Thank you again. Jill B
The Owen Brannigan Story DVD Sir, 79years, ex-geordie, ex GP, may I say how much I enjoyed your DVD about Owen Brannigan. The accompanist interviewed was superb. But why no mention of Ernest Lush? Their "Friday Night" recitals were superb. Clever, witty, superbly professional, etc. Regards, James B

The Laidley Worm


The king is gone from Bamborough Castle
Long may the princess mourn,
Long may she stand on the castle wall,
Looking for his return.

It fell out on a day that the King,
Brought the Queen with him home,
And all the lords in the country,
To welcome them did come.

"Oh! Welcome, father," the lady cries,
"Unto our halls and bowers;
And so are you, my step-mother,
For all that's here is yours."

The envious Queen replied at last,
"Ye might have excepted me;
In a few hours I will her bring,
Down to a low degree."

"I will liken her to a laidley worm,
That warps about the stone,
And not till Childy Wynd comes back,
Shall she again be won.

Word went east and word went west,
And over the sea did go,
The Child of Wynd got wit of it,,
Which filled his heart with woe.

He called straight his merry men all,
They thirty were and three,
"I wish I were at Spindleston,
This desperate worm to see."

They built a ship without delay,
With masts of the rowan tree,
With fluttering sails of silk se fine,
And set her on the sea.

The worm leapt up, and the worm leapt down,
She plaited round the stane,
And aye as the ship came to the land,
She banged it off again.

The Child then ran out of her reach,
The ship on Budle sand,
And, jumping into the shallow sea,
Securely got to land.

"Oh! Quit thy sword and bend thy bow,
And give me kisses three;
If I'm not won e'er the sun goes down,
Won I never shall be."

He quitted his sword and bent his bow,
He gave her kisses three,
She crept into the hole a worm,
But out stept a lady.

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