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I Remember

by Peter Whittle and Colin Hazel

This song, a collaboration from the summer of 2014, was written in Dartington. It concerns an elderly woman who has lost her memories and cannot communicate. She is being looked after by her daughter. They've been living together for some time but the daughter is finding it increasingly difficult to cope. Especially as her mother is no longer the person she used to know. Towards the end of the song, for a brief imagined moment, the mother becomes her old self. I should say that Peter and myself also had a little help from the amazing Richard Sissons and Richard Stilgoe! This is a live recording beautifully sung by Hilary Munane and Lydia Hackett: