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michael walsh
12-01-2009, 01:39 PM
On a positive note I created the words © for the song, Torre-Vieja. There was an almost ecstatic response when it was first played and sung at Coopers Bar-Restaurant at Dona Pepa by the Jackie Barrie Duo recently. It is already receiving congratulations. I hope you enjoy it but anyone thinking of recording it should note its copyright status. - Michael.



TORRE – VIEJA

(To the Tune of the Beer Barrel Polka : Roll out the Barrel)

Torre – vieja,
Raise up our glasses to you;
Torre – vieja
We love you; we’ve never been blue;
Torre – vieja,
Your beaches, your plazas and palms –
Lift up your copa de cana,
Your sun; al fresco is mine.

You’re home to Herman, the German from Bonn,
And Ivan from Russia; the Don
Paddy, and Jasmine and Leif –
Julie, and José with wife.
We raise the Cava, Rioja and beer;
We build our lives in the sun and good cheer,
Happy, la risa; we roam
In Torre - vieja, our home.

Torre – vieja,
Raise up our glasses to you;
Torre – vieja
We love you; we’ve never been blue;
Torre – vieja,
Your beaches, your plazas and palms –
Lift up your copa de cana,
Your sun; al fresco is mine.

My neighbour’s Paul from Belgium’s Ostend,
And Tanya’s from Holland’s Uden –
We came by air, by rail and by sea,
Each is welcome to join you and me;
We raise the Cava, Rioja and beer;
We build our lives in the sun and good cheer,
Happy, la risa; we roam
In Torre - vieja, our home.

Michael Walsh ©

michael walsh
12-08-2009, 12:07 PM
I see the news report of The Torre-Vieja Song, and the words to it; with a picture of the Jackie Barrie Duo made it on to Page 58 of today's edition of the Coastrider. Very pleasing.

This should increase its popularity. Copyright restrictions are waived when and where the song is sung unless it is for commercial gain as in entry charges or CD recordings.

I hope it does for Torrevieja what 'In my Liverpool Home' did for Liverpool.