Harrold Bridge image

A Song for Beds, Herts and Bucks

Watford Folk Club's songwriting competion entries of 2012


The Great Ouse and the Colne

words and music by David White

Colne Bridge image

To the other songs

Way to Go

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The Banks of the Beane

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The Great Ouse and the Colne

The story of the White family over 3 generations

The Hatter Girls

The Luton Hatting Industry 1610-1965

The Hertfordshire Guards

The third Battle of Ypres, (Passchendaele) July 1917

Chartists Ballot 1846

The Chartists Ballot of 1846


The last Highwayman hanged in England 1761-1802

Begone! The Witch of Walkern

The trial of Jane Wenham 1712

The Headless Horseman

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Destined to lie with the King

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St Alban

St Alban - Martyred 22 June 209, c.251 or 304 ?

Other Links

Old Time Tim

To Tim Brooks' Home Page
song text


Words and Melody copyright © 2012 David White

About this song and its author

David White's father, one of a family of seven, moved from Bedfordshire to Watford to find work in a Rubber Moulding factory, So it was in Watford that David was born and brought up. It seems though that his father's desire to return to Bedfordshire one day was passed on to David, and in turn to David's sons, who in time have returned to their family's "home" county. Since writing and performing the song at the competition David himself has moved from Dunstable to Harrold, a pretty Bedfordshire village, beside which the Great Ouse flows, so now the circle is complete. Since the competition, the words of his song have now been updated to reflect this return "home" !