For those who went to send Murph off at the crematorium, you’ll know he must have been laughing his head off when there was a power cut at the crem and the whole proceedings ground to a halt. Typical Murph.
Vicky was a star and stood in with a few live tunes but here’s the tune he would have been sent off to.
I can’t find a video of it but the tune is probably more significant on it’s own, with our own memories filling in the void of the video. He wouldn’t have chose a better tune himself.
The sunshine of your smile by Chas ‘n’ Dave…
Chas & Dave – The Sunshine Of Your Smile
Me and Our Kid used to be back and to to Cornwall like a fiddlers elbow. I do remember once getting the coach down to come and see him (when he lived in the flat above Fat Willys on Fore Street Newquay…I think a few people may have some good memories of that place…more posts to follow!) When I arrived on the doorstep, Our Christopher asked me if the bus had passed through St. Columb Major. I said that it had, and he gave me a cheeky laugh and replied “Only in Cornwall would you get places named after musical notation…St. Columb Major and St. Columb Minor…..” I know he knew the difference but everything was about the choons back then. We then proceeded to get mashed and laugh at the people staggering out of Sailors across the Road.( How many times did I do that?) Next day he was set to go to work in the Headland Hotel as a KP. I, being the “sensible” one told him to set his alarm as I didn’t want to be blamed for the reason he was not going into work that day. He replied that there was no need as the arcade across the road opened at ten am, and the noise emmanating from the machines was enough to make anyone get up and outa bed. Needless to say we didn’t get up and continued the session in the Vic Bars at Noon. Those were the days.