Joyce Grenfell fans - what's that poem . . .

(9 Posts)
virtualjan Sun 15-Sep-13 11:18:59

After quite a search I finally found a transcription on this site -I have the poem in one of Joyce's books but am linking to this instead as not sure re copyright if I copy it out

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virtualjan Sat 14-Sep-13 22:13:35

After quite a search I finally found a transcription on this site -I have the poem in one of Joyce's books but am linking to this instead as not sure re copyright if I copy it out

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http://thehomegroundandkatebushnewsandinfoforum.yuku.com/topic/481/t/Glass-Bead-Game.html?page=33#.UjTQc6ymUyA

virtualjan Sat 14-Sep-13 22:01:42

It is called Nicodemus' song as per my earlier message but does contains the lines " all the time I am travelling in my head " and "I am going away in books" You can hear a small sample on Amazon if you search the title.

Louise1956 Fri 16-Aug-13 16:17:52

is it called 'Going Away in Books'? it is a very touching poem. She performs it in her 70s TV series, which you can get on DVD as The Joyce Grenfell Collection.

virtualjan Sat 20-Jul-13 21:33:16

Hi There. You are thinking of Nicodemus' Song.

Spikeinhiscoat Thu 27-Jun-13 08:28:52

I don't know that one, sorry. I've had a look through Turn Back the Clock but couldn't see it.

Longtallsally Thu 27-Jun-13 08:19:15

Thank you smile Have just been rereading some of the monologues and giggling. She was fab.

V cross at having lost this one. It was in a totally different vein, not humorous or sending someone up, but very gentle and rather a good poem . . . Will keep looking

Pimpf Tue 25-Jun-13 22:48:24

Loved her as a child. George, don't do that!

Sorry, not helpful, but bumped!

Longtallsally Tue 25-Jun-13 12:27:36

about a young man she met in South Africa, who raves about the books he borrowed from a library . . . . please.

It's a wonderful poem which she performed to a clapped rhythm and it isn't in either of my J Grenfell books

TIA

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