Roses of Picardy

First line:
She is watching by the poplars
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


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


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

Track-specific metadata for CDA66937 track 20

Recording date
22 November 1996
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. My Garden (CDA66937)
    Disc 1 Track 20
    Release date: May 1997
    Deletion date: June 2004
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