Fay joins in again, with a song that features on her Looking Glass CD and is one of many highlights of her live set. Jon once again reminisces about the camp experience, “Another FSC one. It was introduced to FSC by Beefy, a legendary character who I only met once and who had attended the original Forest School (I think that’s right.) No-one is quite sure where he got it from but it seems to be a translation of a German folk song.” Beefy it seems is the stuff of legend and I confess to feeling the misty eyed emotion behind this piece that I happened upon from The Independent. Life affirming stuff indeed and it makes me wonder how I never new about the mythical camps that Jon keeps referring to and wishing that I had. Anyway back to the matter in hand… Apart form the sheer joy of hearing this it’s a rather curious song. Are we in transformation territory again..? There seems to be a general current suggesting the translation from German that Jon suggests, but in all honesty I can’t find anything of substance. If it is a translation is it accurate? Perhaps there’s an alternate title that someone knows, or someone simply more diligent than I who can shed more light. A cracking tune (that I’ve been humming to myself all round Sainburys on my lunch time shopping jaunt) and the wonderful harmony really brings it to life.
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