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Photograph - Sydney Carter

From the Collection of Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria 54 Serrell Street Malvern East Victoria

B & W head and shoulders portrait of Sydney Carter.
244 x 172 mm
Object Registration
carter, sydney, lord of the dance
Historical information
Sydney Bertram Carter (06/05/1915 – 13/03/2004) was an English poet, songwriter, folk musician, born in Camden Town, London. He is best known for the song "Lord of the Dance" (1967), set to the tune of the American Shaker song "Simple Gifts", and the song "The Crow on the Cradle". Other notable songs include "Julian of Norwich" (sometimes called "The Bells of Norwich"), based on words of Julian of Norwich, "One More Step Along the World I Go", "When I Needed a Neighbour", "Friday Morning", "Every Star Shall Sing a Carol", "The Youth of the Heart", "Down Below" and "Sing John Ball".
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Last updated
22 Jul 2019 at 12:02PM