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Lynda Borley

L/R Pete Croucher, Steve Bell, Sue Blaskett, Lynda Borley, Helen Mason, Micky Dowle, Leanne Silk, Gary, Jan Croucher, Ian, Mark at the Dust Of The Alamo sessions in Dover, Kent on 21st March 2019

We have been informed of the sad news of the recent passing of Lynda Borley. Lynda had deep connections with the folk scene in Deal, Kent going back many years. In recent years she became good friends with The Old Country Crows and absolutely loved our music and songs. On several occasions she watched the Crows perform from a viewpoint as close as she could get - almost being on stage with the band.
She was friendly, encouraging and appreciative, always with a smile on her face.

On Thursday 21st March 2019 there was a gathering at OS Dover Studios for a vocal recording of a song by The Old Country Crows called Dust Of The Alamo which was to be included on the band's forthcoming album Behind The Rain. The gathering, dubbed The Squawking Crows, were friends and acquaintances of the band. Pete and Jan Croucher along with Sue, Lynda and Helen were part of Daisy Rootz and all had deep connections to the local folk scene. Steve Bell was a local musician and part-member of the Crows and Leanne and Micky were friends of the band. A great time was had by all on the evening but, in particular, Lynda with her usual enthusiasm rose to the occasion and blasted out the lyrics that were to take us all down to the mardi-gras.


Dust Of The Alamo

I search high
I search low
I'll search anywhere you want to go
I say Minnie
I say Mo
I'll say anything you want me to(e)                       
While i'm walking through the dust of the Alamo                                                                                                                                                                      
I say stop
I say go
I get high on a pocketful of snow
I see friend
I see foe
I see faces row upon row             
While i'm walking through the dust of the Alamo
 
The army on the hill flies the flag of freedom                        
The people march in circles round and round
Round and round
Round and round                                             
                                                                     
I can catch
I can throw
I can tell you everything you know
I say fast
I say slow
I say do it if you're feeling low
While i'm walking through the dust of the Alamo
 
I can stay
I can stray
I can get down on my knees and pray
I feel lonely
I feel ok
I feel i have something i want to say
While i'm walking through the dust of the Alamo
 
I can live
I can die
I can fly anywhere you wanna fly
I can sink
I can swim
I can hide in a cupboard full of sin
While i'm walking through the dust of the Alamo
                                                
The army on the hill flies the flag of freedom                        
The people march in circles round and round
Round and round
Round and round
 
I search high
I search low
I'll search anywhere you want to go
I say Minnie
I say Mo
I'll say anything you want me to(e)               
While i'm walking through the dust of the Alamo                                                             
While i'm walking through the dust of the Alamo











The last occasion in which the Crows met Lynda was at Crabble Corn Mill, River, Dover in August 2023 when the band were joined on stage by Daisy Rootz for a rendition of Get A Vest On. With her usual enthusiasm Lynda was at full throttle once again and enjoying every minute of it.




















We send our love and thoughts to the family and friends of Lynda at this sad time.

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