"When I was a small boy, I grew up with a mother who was tone deaf when it came to holding a tune, but one who loved to sing all day long. It was mum who first taught me that even singers of poor voice have the right to sing their morning song. She then asked me if I knew why birds sung and when I couldn't tell her she replied, 'It's no big secret Billy. Birds sing because they have a song to sing. I also have a song to sing, so please get out of my way and let me get on with my work!'
Much to the consternation of my sisters and wife, I invariably sing around the house and in the bathroom at both the start and end of every day, whatever the time, place or occasion. The very first song I remember my mother singing and undoubtly her favourite was 'Faraway places' by Bing Crosby. If I close my eyes and imagine her before me now, I can hear the song as though I was a seven year old boy all over again. I love you Mum. I miss you. x." William Forde: July 26th, 2014. http://youtu.be/ylK1DiyV4zc