19:02, Wed 7 Nov
B13blues

Even there it has the La la la, not the awful clap, clap clap, please get rid of the bloody claps.
Goodbye says it all.
19:19, Wed 7 Nov
If we can’t sing it slowly from “As we go through life...” this weekend we never will.

I miss this so much and always thought it special
19:38, Wed 7 Nov
Nice post .. thanks.

Just as an addition ... although the history of the song is well known amongst Blues fans some may not know much about Harry Lauder himself. This wasn't some "two bit" musical hall act like others. .. An ex-miner who never stopped campaigning for better conditions for those working in the pits (and the ponies used underground) he was first a local star singing in working mens' clubs before becoming a professional entertainer.
By 1911 Lauder had become the highest-paid performer in the world, and was the first British artist to sell a million records. He went on to sell many many more millions and the majority of monies from sales during the war went towards helping the war effort (for which he was knighted in 1919) and afterwards to helping soldiers and sailors who returned home maimed and injured
20:03, Wed 7 Nov
Thanks for that , what a true hero and Gent he was .
21:36, Wed 7 Nov
Cheers, Rags.

Never knew that, makes it more special. One thing i’m glad to have experienced is the old way of singing it, just welling up spontaneously from the terraces, with the crescendo properly at the end not so high that no one can sing it, no claps, but no silly la-la’s either. Fantástico.
Jim
10:37, Sat 10 Nov
"Where all you love and are dreaming of

will be there at the end of the road"