Month: January 2017

My Canary’s Got Circles Under His Eyes

Written by Ted Kohler, Edward Pola and Jack Golden, British dance band star Elsie Carlisle recorded My Canary’s Got Circles Under His Eyes in 1931 and so did Al Bowlly, Marion Harris, the Debroy Somers Band (Dan Donovan, vocalist), and Fred Spinelly’s Band. The “Proops’ column”, mentioned in…

How I’m Longing To Marry

The Devil & The Ploughman

The Green Bed


I love this song. Richard Peaslee’s beautiful music complements Lewis Carrol’s acrostic poem that spells Alice’s name and looks back on the beginnings of a story which captured the world’s imagination and changed his life forever.

Sir Patrick Spens

Dunfermline was once the capital of Scotland. Click on a mosaic photo for a better view of them all as you listen to the song.

The Mulberry Tree

The oldest mulberry tree in Britain is in Spitlafields, London. The Gentle Author will tell you more at Go to for a fascinating history of the mulberry and even a recipe for mulberry jam. Here we go round the Mulberry bush…