Having finally got around to buying the Taken By Trees album Open Field last week (super, in case you were wondering) I read the insert from cover to cover and then proceeded to kick myself. Having listened to and loved Lost And Found for a number of months, I had failed to realise that it was written by Tracyanne Campbell, lead singer with my favourite band Camera Obscura. How this escaped my notice is bewildering, since it sounds exactly like a Camera Obscura song. Here, listen!
Taken By Trees - Lost And Found mp3 (available for 7 days)
And here's another song whose writer I could be forgiven for not guessing. The best-known version is by Herman's Hermits, but I'm partial to this folkish version by Phranc.
Phranc - Mrs Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter mp3 (available for 7 days)
Now, who was it written by? It was noted British actor Trevor Peacock, best known these days for his role as Jim 'No no no no no no yes' Trott in The Vicar of Dibley. Blimey!
While researching this post I stumbled across the guitar (or ukulele) chords for Mrs Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter and found they were within my very limited guitar skills. I knew there was some upside to this blogging lark!
Open Field is available to buy from Rough Trade here and you can view and buy Phranc's back catalogue from HRmusic here.
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