Song of Hope (Ijaz Bhatti)

See the boats out in the bay…

With so many songs in our repertoire mourning the loss of Cornwall’s traditional industries and ruing what has replaced them, Ijaz decided to write something a little happier and more upbeat. It’s a song that is inspired by our numerous summer appearances on the quays and watersides of Cornwall’s ports and harbours. In particular, it was formulated whilst performing at The Royal Standard in Flushing having sailed down to Falmouth from Fowey on Steve Cooksey’s boat for the start of the Fowey Regatta.

The inspiration for the song
Like distant boats that sail upon the sea…