A Kind of Gladness

by Andrew Grumbridge

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After dessert Father rose from the table
Walked out through the French windows
And we never saw him again

Some years later a friend of the family
Reported seeing him in Paris
He was dancing to modern music
With his collar undone

Naturally we were devastated at the time
But now I am older
I have found a kind of gladness
I am glad that he was dancing

Colette Girard, Blois, 1913

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released September 16, 2012
The illustration is from A festival of song: a series of evenings with the greatest poets of the English language (1876) archive.org/details/festivalofsongse00saun

This track incorporates audio by 7by7 from freesound.org

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Hello, my name is Andy and I'm a South London-based music producer, composer and (on a good day) musician.

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