Save Libraries: A Capella Anthem

February 12, 2011 at 4:06 pm Leave a comment

Programmer, photographer, singer, and bibliophile Piers Cawley has composed the above anthem, sung a capella, in response to the Save Our Libraries campaign in the UK.

“A Child of the Library” by Piers Cawley

I’m a Child of the Lib’ry, it made me who I am,
It taught me about freedom and the fellowship of Man
A sea of story waits for you behind the lib’ry door,
Don’t say we can’t afford them any more.

The Lib’ry’s where I made some friends I’ve known my whole life through
The Walkers and the Blacketts and the Pevensies so true.
Simp the canine cannonball, Galadriel the fair.
My wife met Pippi Langstumpf, I met Paddington the Bear

I’ve travelled South with Shackleton and all his gallant crew
And the African interior that Mary Kingsley knew
I’ve rode the trackless prairie where the bison used to roam
An travelled round the Universe, not half an hour from home

Read the rest of the lyrics and Cawley’s notes on the song at Just a Summary.


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