Roses of Picardy

First line:
She is watching by the poplars
composer
1916
author of text

 
Written in 1916 by Haydn Wood in conjunction with the famous lyricist Fred E Weatherly, ‘Picardy’ is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful songs of the First World War. I learned it from my father who sang it first in France and Belgium when he served in that war with the American Army. Incidentally, Fred E Weatherly collaborated with many other composers to produce such hits as The Holy City and Danny Boy.

from notes by Robert White © 1995

Recordings

Bird Songs at Eventide
CDH55156Helios (Hyperion's budget label) Composers of World War I
More songs my father taught me
CDA67374
My Garden
CDA66937Archive Service

Details

Track 10 on CDA67374 [3'43]
Track 18 on CDH55156 [4'44] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) Composers of World War I
Track 20 on CDA66937 [4'31] Archive Service

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