My Songs - William Bains

Submitted by huw on Mon, 05/13/2024 - 12:01
William Bains with sister

1    The first single I bought… I literally never bought singles. I jumped straight to Cassettes (remember them?) and I ‘think’ it was Elgar's Enigma Variations, which also had Vaughan William's In the Fen Country  on it, which introduced me to R V-W, who became my favourite classical composer. Either that or Tubular Bells

2    The song I know all the words to …. The first was probably Humpty Dumpty. Now? I am really bad at remembering song lyrics, other than my own (as below)

3    The song/ piece of music I want played at my funeral… Not touching that question!

4    The song/ music I listen to most often is… Depends entirely on mood. If I am reading or writing I cannot listen to vocal music - different words coming to the eyes and ears at the same time confuses my poor old brain! I find that Status Quo is a great cure for low mood - you cannot listen to Caroline with the volume turned up to 11 and still feel depressed.