Music: Maria Bird 1955 Words:: Maria Bird 1955 & Ed Hooke 1995 Date of Recording:
Commentary The music, title and opening lines are stolen from the closing theme of
the 1960s children’s TV programme “Andy Pandy”, which starred a puppet of that name
(along with Looby Loo & Teddy).
Ilium was another name for Troy. Scamander was one of the rivers which flowed nearby.
“The pain is over now” is a line from the Bad Tune Men song “Semi-detached”, written
about dying. “The vultures have flown” is a line from the Separation Circle song
“Clocks, Cobwebs & Chalk”, written about what is left of a home long after those
who lived there have ‘departed’.
The goodbyes in different languages (Turkish, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian) are here
mainly because I love playing with different languages.