Long Time Since I Had A Lesson

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I wish I’d asked Sydney Carter more about some of the songs he wrote. Glass Of Water and Port Mahon have a wistful quality, but Long Time Since I Had A Lesson seems the most poignant of all. All he said of the song was: ‘It’s founded on fact. A girl wrote to her former teacher in the British Council “Never shall I forget you.”                                     Sidney once worked in the British Council.

Long Time Since I Had A Lesson

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I wish I’d asked Sydney Carter more about some of the songs he wrote. Glass Of Water and Port Mahon have a wistful quality, but Long Time Since I Had A Lesson is perhaps the most poignant of all. All he said of the song was: ‘It’s founded on fact. “Never shall I forget you,” wrote a girl to her former teacher in the British Council.’                          Sidney once worked in the British Council.