Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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Fiddlers Three

 I've always felt a closeness to the poet Sidney Keyes who died in the Second World War and he appears to have felt a similar closeness to the 19th century "peasant" poet John Clare. That's the background....


Fiddlers Three

For Sidney Keyes

The tune is passed 
From fiddle to fiddle-
From Clare to me
With you in the middle.

Clare in Northamptonshire
Stood in a field,
You in Tunisia,
Me in the Weald.

And the name of the tune
Is Night bird's Call
And the name of the tune 
Is Stars That Fall
And the name of the tune
Is Hole In The Wall.
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