On returning home from Sweden, I was greeted by the appearance of an MP3 in my inbox, courtesy of the kind Vicky and Rory in Canada. They are great fans of Roger Whittaker, and what’s more, they have an enormous collection of Roger’s music, and especially the more unusual tracks.

By pure chance I discovered the other day that Roger has recorded an English language version of  Änglamark; that subversive Swedish song from the 1970s about looking after the environment. It was written by our national treasure Evert Taube for a film about the protection of the environment. That sounds awfully boring, but it’s not. Watch Äppelkriget if you can. Very Swedish. Very 1970s.

Meanwhile I’ll enjoy playing Anglamark, as it becomes without the umlaut. An old favourite song, sung by that most favourite of singers.


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