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The School song
The School song
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 5082
Here is a transcript of the old school song. What a rousing, good, song. Good old Clarence.

Comment by: dave marsh on 15th February 2008 at 19:27

Hi Ron,I didn't like him and he didn't like me but that school song was a belter when sung by a choir of over 500.Thanks for the memory.

Comment by: RON on 15th February 2008 at 20:08

Hi Dave, we had Clarence for music, but try as I might I can't remember one thing we did in a music lesson????? We didn't learn to play an instrument or learn anything on the history of composers etc. WHAT did we do?????????

Comment by: Broady on 16th February 2008 at 00:40

I remember that song very well but like Ron I cannot remember do anything constructive in music with Clarence Thorpe.

Comment by: Graham Barton on 31st May 2009 at 09:40

Hang on - I distinctly remember Clarence telling us that the 1st line of the 2nd verse was not - "When workshop and lavatory engage our lives at last"

Comment by: MICHAEL HEATH on 12th May 2010 at 09:37

The school song was a bit "avant garde" for its day but it did express the philosophy of the school. The one thing that I learned from Clarence Thorpe was how to read music.
In many ways he was a real gentleman but som of the class used to wind him up.

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