Richard III homecoming ‘anthem’ penned

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A SONGWRITER has written an anthem to help support the campaign to bring Richard III’s remains back to York.

Singer-songwriter Johnny Hewes, who was born and raised in York but now lives in Brighton, has penned a song in support of the movement to have Richard buried in York Minster rather than Leicester.

Writing songs in his spare time away from his day job in IT, Johnny said he had wanted to write a song on the topic for a while now.

“I had the first verse down a while ago and I think it’s an emotional song with some factual parts in about Richard as well,” he said.

“I’ve always been interested in history and after learning more about Richard III it aroused my interest and it all went from there.”

Let Him Come Home has been recorded as an acoustic version with Johnny playing the guitar. He said it had been gratefully received by those involved in the campaign.

Johnny said: “I wasn’t expecting an overwhelming response at all. I just wanted to share it with some likeminded people but people have said they are really grateful for me sharing it and have really been moved by it and it is some sort of anthem.

“I will always feel passionate about York – you can take the boy out of York but you can’t take York out of the boy.”

Let Him Come Home can be listened to at soundcloud.com/johnny-hewes/let-him-come-home

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10:06am Wed 5 Feb 14

CHISSY1 says...

Homecoming anthem penned.Must be a wind up,what a load of rubbish,a song about a pile of bones,unbelievable.
Homecoming anthem penned.Must be a wind up,what a load of rubbish,a song about a pile of bones,unbelievable. CHISSY1
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1:16pm Wed 5 Feb 14

CarolFW says...

Thank you Johnny for a very moving song calling for a wrong to be righted after 500 years. Richard III worked hard to provide justice for ordinary people at a time when the wealthy elite had enormous power over commoners' lives and the least we can do is try to bring justice for this maligned man. As you so eloquently sing, 'your light they could never extinguish, though they tried hard to alter the truth'. Let this man who did so much for the north be brought home to rest in York.
Thank you Johnny for a very moving song calling for a wrong to be righted after 500 years. Richard III worked hard to provide justice for ordinary people at a time when the wealthy elite had enormous power over commoners' lives and the least we can do is try to bring justice for this maligned man. As you so eloquently sing, 'your light they could never extinguish, though they [the Tudors] tried hard to alter the truth'. Let this man who did so much for the north be brought home to rest in York. CarolFW
  • Score: 11

4:07pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Devils_advocate says...

CarolFW wrote:
Thank you Johnny for a very moving song calling for a wrong to be righted after 500 years. Richard III worked hard to provide justice for ordinary people at a time when the wealthy elite had enormous power over commoners' lives and the least we can do is try to bring justice for this maligned man. As you so eloquently sing, 'your light they could never extinguish, though they tried hard to alter the truth'. Let this man who did so much for the north be brought home to rest in York.
Very moving.
[quote][p][bold]CarolFW[/bold] wrote: Thank you Johnny for a very moving song calling for a wrong to be righted after 500 years. Richard III worked hard to provide justice for ordinary people at a time when the wealthy elite had enormous power over commoners' lives and the least we can do is try to bring justice for this maligned man. As you so eloquently sing, 'your light they could never extinguish, though they [the Tudors] tried hard to alter the truth'. Let this man who did so much for the north be brought home to rest in York.[/p][/quote]Very moving. Devils_advocate
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4:15pm Wed 5 Feb 14

CHISSY1 says...

CarolFW wrote:
Thank you Johnny for a very moving song calling for a wrong to be righted after 500 years. Richard III worked hard to provide justice for ordinary people at a time when the wealthy elite had enormous power over commoners' lives and the least we can do is try to bring justice for this maligned man. As you so eloquently sing, 'your light they could never extinguish, though they tried hard to alter the truth'. Let this man who did so much for the north be brought home to rest in York.
"Very moving"?????????????
????,it gets better.
[quote][p][bold]CarolFW[/bold] wrote: Thank you Johnny for a very moving song calling for a wrong to be righted after 500 years. Richard III worked hard to provide justice for ordinary people at a time when the wealthy elite had enormous power over commoners' lives and the least we can do is try to bring justice for this maligned man. As you so eloquently sing, 'your light they could never extinguish, though they [the Tudors] tried hard to alter the truth'. Let this man who did so much for the north be brought home to rest in York.[/p][/quote]"Very moving"????????????? ????,it gets better. CHISSY1
  • Score: -1

4:34pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Ichabod76 says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
CarolFW wrote:
Thank you Johnny for a very moving song calling for a wrong to be righted after 500 years. Richard III worked hard to provide justice for ordinary people at a time when the wealthy elite had enormous power over commoners' lives and the least we can do is try to bring justice for this maligned man. As you so eloquently sing, 'your light they could never extinguish, though they tried hard to alter the truth'. Let this man who did so much for the north be brought home to rest in York.
"Very moving"?????????????

????,it gets better.
Busy day trolling ?
you sad looser
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CarolFW[/bold] wrote: Thank you Johnny for a very moving song calling for a wrong to be righted after 500 years. Richard III worked hard to provide justice for ordinary people at a time when the wealthy elite had enormous power over commoners' lives and the least we can do is try to bring justice for this maligned man. As you so eloquently sing, 'your light they could never extinguish, though they [the Tudors] tried hard to alter the truth'. Let this man who did so much for the north be brought home to rest in York.[/p][/quote]"Very moving"????????????? ????,it gets better.[/p][/quote]Busy day trolling ? you sad looser Ichabod76
  • Score: 2

5:04pm Wed 5 Feb 14

CHISSY1 says...

Ichabod76 wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
CarolFW wrote:
Thank you Johnny for a very moving song calling for a wrong to be righted after 500 years. Richard III worked hard to provide justice for ordinary people at a time when the wealthy elite had enormous power over commoners' lives and the least we can do is try to bring justice for this maligned man. As you so eloquently sing, 'your light they could never extinguish, though they tried hard to alter the truth'. Let this man who did so much for the north be brought home to rest in York.
"Very moving"?????????????


????,it gets better.
Busy day trolling ?
you sad looser
No need to be rude,i am only expressing an opinion.
[quote][p][bold]Ichabod76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CarolFW[/bold] wrote: Thank you Johnny for a very moving song calling for a wrong to be righted after 500 years. Richard III worked hard to provide justice for ordinary people at a time when the wealthy elite had enormous power over commoners' lives and the least we can do is try to bring justice for this maligned man. As you so eloquently sing, 'your light they could never extinguish, though they [the Tudors] tried hard to alter the truth'. Let this man who did so much for the north be brought home to rest in York.[/p][/quote]"Very moving"????????????? ????,it gets better.[/p][/quote]Busy day trolling ? you sad looser[/p][/quote]No need to be rude,i am only expressing an opinion. CHISSY1
  • Score: 0

5:25pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

I sing of Richard the Third
And where he should be interred.
There's been so much talk
Of a burial in York
Yet Leicester just thinks that absurd.

'A Midlands interment' they suggest.
No! Uphold the campaigners' request!
For York's monarch so dear,
It has to be here.
Which car park in York would be best?
I sing of Richard the Third And where he should be interred. There's been so much talk Of a burial in York Yet Leicester just thinks that absurd. 'A Midlands interment' they suggest. No! Uphold the campaigners' request! For York's monarch so dear, It has to be here. Which car park in York would be best? Ignatius Lumpopo
  • Score: 5

6:54pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Ichabod76 says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
Ichabod76 wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
CarolFW wrote:
Thank you Johnny for a very moving song calling for a wrong to be righted after 500 years. Richard III worked hard to provide justice for ordinary people at a time when the wealthy elite had enormous power over commoners' lives and the least we can do is try to bring justice for this maligned man. As you so eloquently sing, 'your light they could never extinguish, though they tried hard to alter the truth'. Let this man who did so much for the north be brought home to rest in York.
"Very moving"?????????????



????,it gets better.
Busy day trolling ?
you sad looser
No need to be rude,i am only expressing an opinion.
I wasn't being any ruder than your original post.
Just expressing my opinion of you
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ichabod76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CarolFW[/bold] wrote: Thank you Johnny for a very moving song calling for a wrong to be righted after 500 years. Richard III worked hard to provide justice for ordinary people at a time when the wealthy elite had enormous power over commoners' lives and the least we can do is try to bring justice for this maligned man. As you so eloquently sing, 'your light they could never extinguish, though they [the Tudors] tried hard to alter the truth'. Let this man who did so much for the north be brought home to rest in York.[/p][/quote]"Very moving"????????????? ????,it gets better.[/p][/quote]Busy day trolling ? you sad looser[/p][/quote]No need to be rude,i am only expressing an opinion.[/p][/quote]I wasn't being any ruder than your original post. Just expressing my opinion of you Ichabod76
  • Score: 0

8:05pm Wed 5 Feb 14

CHISSY1 says...

My original post was a personal opinion on the post.Where as you have made an attack on me and you have not mentioned the original post.
My original post was a personal opinion on the post.Where as you have made an attack on me and you have not mentioned the original post. CHISSY1
  • Score: 0

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