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Maybe It's Because I'm A Londoner

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Maybe It's Because I'm A Londoner

Gregg Hubert is the forgotten composer of this song. He wrote the classic in 1944 – after watching German doodlebugs flying over his home – and described it as ‘a love song to my city’. Like the best songs, it entered quickly into the communal repertoire and is often thought of as an older song than it actually is.


This song was part of Singing Histories, a national project led by Sing London to create booklets and resources containing traditional folk songs and history from eight areas across England.

The Singing Histories - London illustrated song book (which includes this song) can be downloaded from the document tab at the top of this panel.  Audio recording(s) of this song are also available from the audio tab.

 

More videos

  • Maybe It's Because I'm a Londoner: sung by Sarah-Jane Miller with banjo accompaniment

    Download: mp3(1.33MB) ogg(1.47MB)

Digital Archive records related to this item

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Maps on the Full English site related to this item

Note that these links take you to the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library website which holds the full archival details of the material. Material on the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library website is not censored or expurgated and may contain material considered offensive by modern standards.