A light-hearted song for solo voice and piano in praise of Buckinghamshire.
I wrote this song while at university. The story behind it is a conversation I had with friends about songs that celebrate particular cities or counties. I was explaining that Adge Cutler, founder of the Wurzels, had written the song Drink up thy Zider for use in Somerset pub sing-alongs since he was fed up of having to sing Maybe It's Because I'm a Londoner and I Belong to Glasgow, being neither a Londoner nor Glaswegian.
My friend James recalled that he'd been made to sing Sussex by the Sea as part of a county-wide schools event, but another of my friends, Paul McClarty, could not think of any similar song for Buckinghamshire. What a shame. Well, we couldn't have that, so I wrote him one and this is it.
Voicing: Solo voice
Notes on ambitus: 1 octave, E flat to E flat, though brave singers might attempt a top A flat for the last note.
Approximate performance length: 3:30
Licence: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public Licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Sheet music (PDF, A4) for solo voice and piano.
MIDI preview; this is as it comes from Lilypond, so do not expect too much from it.