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Will you go with me?

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with Phil Park
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with Herbert J Brandon

The continuing appearance of new ballads during the twentieth century was due not least to Alan Robert Murray, whose ‘I’ll walk beside you’ is included in the first of Thomas Allen’s ballad collections. Born in Guernsey, Murray was educated at Malvern College and Pembroke College, Cambridge, and combined military and musical careers with distinction. He served with the Seaforth Highlanders from 1912 to 1936, attaining the rank of major, was an able pianist, and composed attractive ballads and other light music. In 1930 he became Director of the Royal Academy of Music. Of his co-lyricists here, Herbert James Brandon was born and died within a few miles of Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire; Philip James Park was born in Preston and, after working as pianist and cinema organist, became noted for his adaptations of classic light operas for amateur companies.

from notes by Andrew Lamb 2003


More songs my father taught me


Track 3 on CDA67374 [2'07]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67374 track 3

Recording date
9 January 2002
Recording venue
Champs Hill, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
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  1. More songs my father taught me (CDA67374)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: June 2003
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