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Lest We Forget

by Stevie - One Bloke One Mandolin

A song of remembrance, an imagined story of a dispatch rider during and after the second world war. written to help raise funds for The Royal British Legion.
Genre: Folk: British Folk
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A couple of comments about 'Lest We Forget'....

If the mark of a really ‘Great’ song is that it has the ability to touch a chord inside you, then it follows that the mark of a really ‘Great’ songwriter is the ability to write songs that you feel with your soul.
When I first heard “Lest We Forget” it left me in tears, with a knot in my chest the size of a fist.
As a somewhat grizzled old cynic I am not overly prone to spontaneous bursts of emotion, so the effect of this song came as something of a shock to me. I knew immediately that Stevie had done something rather wonderful that few songwriters ever achieve.
Soon after this I introduced Stevie to an audience of about 1,500 bikers at a rally in Yorkshire and “Lest We Forget” had most of them in tears too. Since then it has become a ‘must play’ anthem whenever Stevie performs at motorcycle rallies throughout Britain and there are always a goodly amount of tearstained cheeks amongst the audience.
In a time when the ‘Remembrance’ of those who have lost their lives to protect our freedom has become more of a habit than an appreciation of their sacrifice, I think this song serves to remind many of us that remembrance is a very small payment for the debt we owe, and the very least we can do is remember them with passion.
Whether you are a biker, or you have served in the armed forces, or you’re just somebody who recognises the miracle of human endeavour amongst the waste and futility of war, if “Lest We Forget” doesn’t touch your soul… it’s because you haven’t got one!
This is a truly ‘Great’ song and should also serve as definitive proof that Stevie Simpson is a truly ‘Great’ songwriter.

Rick Hulse
NABD Chairman, Comedian, Writer.

"Just sometimes a piece of music comes along that fits just right, and for me this is it!
Listen to the words, not just the tune and I think you'll agree.

Stevie has hit the nail on the head for me and a lot of others with this one, Bikes and a reason to remember, written & performed with such passion and respect it can't fail to move you.

As the former Secretary of the Royal British Legion Riders Branch, I thank Stevie for the gift of the song to help raise not only money but awareness. Cheers mate, keep up the good work".

Pete Bradley
Former Secretary of the Royal British Legion Riders Branch


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Karl (Sid) Millyard

Lest We Forget
Stevie has written a heart rending song dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal. This song is now a mainstay at the close of all RBL Riders Branch functions. Download a copy and show your support for all OUR service personnel and their families as they have given for us.