And it’s from the old I travel to the new;
keep me travelling along with you.
Sydney Carter, 1915-2004.
For someone whose songs were known by pretty much every schoolchild for the past three decades, his death has been strangely under-reported; Lemly found this thread tucked away on Radio 2’s folk and acoustic message boards.
Carter was prolific, and deserves to be known for far more than his overtly Christian work. I’ll console myself that, given his collaborators in the past, there’s a folk session and a half going on somewhere right now.