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The Albion River Hymn

Nature and Human Nature
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Harvest Anthem
Laura's Song
Butterfly Galliard / Falling Star
I Was The Child
Another World In The Night
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Woodlands Of England
See This Lake, Son?
My Beautiful Bomb Pit
Comin' In On A Wing And A Prayer
Tomorrow's Too Late
Why Have You Stolen Our Earth?
Human Nature
Stand Quite Still
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This Blessed Plot
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Our Stolen Season
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Just Human Nature
The Albion River Hymn: prelude
The Albion River Hymn
Sweet Themmes Run Softly
Three Men in a Boat
Down The Stream The Swans All Glide.
Swan-Upping Song
The Sheep Shearing Song
The Building of Our Bridge
Twickenham Ferry
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Life on the River
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Lemady / Arise and Pick a Posy
Foxy Comes to Town
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John Moore (1907-1967)
Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey
Gilbert White (1720-1793)
Landlines

Over The Tadpole Bridge

The Thames at Cliveden

Well, not right at this moment, but we'll get there.
There are two arguments right off the top. They are, (1) The actual source of the Thames (you have a choice of two), (2) The origins of the name, "Thames", neither of which we are going indulge in, we have our opinions, but that is not the intention of this page. This is a journey, not only through place, but also through time, it's a journey through lives as well, we'll be touching on quite a few of those, for characters abound along this great river
The sources for this page are four in number, three books and a recording. The three books are, Time on the Thames by Eric de Mare, published in 1952 and republished in 1975. The Thames, by A.P. Herbert, published in 1966, and Sweet Thames Run Softly by Robert Gibbings, originally published in 1940. All are, as you can read, older books, but it was the sentiments and observations that attracted us to these particular books, so......
The album?.......Well once again, the body of work by that man of many parts comes to the forefront, we are refering to the incredible Ashley Hutchings, of course, and the absolutely brilliant Albion River Hymn : A Celebration of the River Thames, conceived and written by A.H. and Mary Miller. It is invocative, joyous, celebratory. It flows, as the Thames flows, as stated earlier, through place and time
The Thames has always been, may it always be so...
Let us begin our journey, from the heartland of England, down to the sea..........but to quote the author, Eric de Mare......

"On the river, hurry should still be regarded as mortal sin".

Goring Gap on Thames [click for larger image]

Tadpole Bridge on Thames [click for larger image]

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