A new song for Corsham

Jim Chorley, who has written a new song about Corsham (pic Nick/MirrorBoxStudios)

Jim Chorley, who has written a new song about Corsham (pic Nick/MirrorBoxStudios)

Jim Chorley, a native of Southampton, came to Corsham in October 2012 as a student in Bath Spa University’s ‘Song Writing’ Masters course. Currently Jim is working as a Art Technician in a Southampton Secondary school. He has now completed his Masters Course and awaits his degree. Jim accepted a commission to write a song about Corsham for Corsham in Music. It is reproduced below. 

1, There’s a place in Wiltshire

That is oh so fine and fair

There’s no other place in all the land

That can compare…

Chorus

So wherever I may wander

Wherever I am bound

There will always be a part of me

In Corsham Town

2, Some say Dickens met Moses Pickwick

In the Hare and Hounds

As the Peacocks walked across the court with Capability Brown…

Chorus

So wherever I may wander

Wherever I am found

There will always be a part of me

In Corsham Town…In Corsham Town

Middle section

From the quarries of limestone

To the fields where John Fowler ploughed

I hear Michael Tippet’s symphonies

On the cobbled streets of Town

3, In the winter they would skate

Across Old Corsham Lake

In St Bart’s church I have heard The Sweetest songs of praise

Chorus

Now wherever I may wander wherever I am bound

There will always be a part of me

In Corsham Town…In Corsham Town In Corsham Town…In Corsham Town

Coda

Wherever I’m bound, wherever I’m found

A part of me now… is in Corsham Town

Written by Jim Chorley, 2013

Visit Jim Chorley’s website here.

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