A Recording of Hilaire Belloc Singing His Poems


Or maybe he wrote them as songs in the first place? Have a listen and sing along. Lyrics of those that were published are available here: TarantellaHa’nacker Mill, The Islands (Cruise of the Nona), The Winged Horse.

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When I am dead, I hope it may be said, “His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.”
—Hillare Belloc

Thankfully…he stuck to his day job, eh? Though I bet his kids loved hearing these.


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