Swan Songs

All of these songs have been written by people facing end of life or bereavement with support from our team.

We give everyone who writes a song with us the option of having their song shared here or kept private.

All of these songs have been shared with the writers permission.

Ian’s Song

Ian’s Song

Written by Sally Robertson, Emma Norton, Sarah Jones, Anna...

I Flew High

Written by Trevor Parkin, Susan Parkin & Al...

Lovely Day

Lovely Day

Written by Gill Hirst, Dan Hirst, Sophie Hirst, Emma Hirst...

Maroc Junior

Written by Jess Nelder, Rosie Nelder & Tom...

Lucky Us

Lucky Us

Written by Delia Stovin & Julia Waldron.Lyrics WE...

Hear My Voice

Hear My Voice

Written by Joanna Leser, Jess Baker & Ben Buddy Slack....

I Tip My Hat

I Tip My Hat

Written by Roger Smith & Al Bampton.Lyrics  ...

My Swallow

My Swallow

Written by Sarah Hague & Jamie Roberts.Lyrics All it...

Jo’s Song

Jo’s Song

Written by Pam Hart, David Hart & Holly Taymar.Lyrics...

From Above

From Above

Written by Hulley Stead, Tom Edney & Ben Buddy...

Lillia

Lillia

Written by Emma Webster, Julia Waldron & Mark...

Flower Girl

Flower Girl

Written by Lynn Reid & Julia Waldron.Lyrics You said...

The Bus Stop

The Bus Stop

Written by Pat Haddick & Lisa Marie Glover.Lyrics...

Happy Man

Happy Man

Written by Richard Thompson, Rob Crisp & Ben Buddy...

Big Red

Big Red

Written by Lilly Thompson & Tom Edney.Lyrics My dad...

Parallel Lives

Parallel Lives

Written by Kate Frazer & Tom EdneyLyrics We met at a...

Pictures of You

Written by Anne-Louise Butler, Lisa Marie Glover & Ben...

Time

Written by Earnest Horner, Guitar by Ben Buddy Slack,...

Carry On

Carry On

Written by Trevor Sugden Guitar by Ben Buddy Slack. Fiddle...

Cowgirl

Written by Christine Nelligan & Lisa Marie...

Mr Robin

Mr Robin

Written by Cara Beckman & Lisa Marie Glover.  Lyrics I...

Ee By Gum

Ee By Gum

Written by Kate Marchant, Lisa Marie Glover & Ben...

Shining Star

Shining Star

Written by John Lister, Sam Hodgson & Ben Buddy...

Memories

Memories

Written by Cathy Ben-Ameh & Ben Buddy Slack. Lyrics...

Ormi

Ormi

Written by David Harnett, Bev Harnett, Sam Hodgson &...

Under My Wings

Written by Debbie Anderson, Lisa Marie Glover & Ben...

The Lost Years

Written by Will Harris, Sam Hodgson & Ben Buddy Slack....

Hi Dad

Written by Andrew Lawrence, Sam Hodgson & Ben Buddy...

Not Me

Written by Barry Lambert, Sam Hodgson & Ben Buddy...

The 49ers

The 49ers

Written by Paul Van Heeswyk & Ben Buddy Slack at...

Shades of Love

Shades of Love

Written by Vic Simborowski  & Ben Buddy Slack at...

Love

Written by Brenda Eddisson, Samantha Stewart & Ben...

Find a Feather

Written by Lilly Simpson, Ella Simpson & Ben Buddy...

Love is Blind

Written by Katie Lloyd & Ben Buddy Slack at Marie...

Lydia’s Song

Written by John Masters, Recorded at St Gemma's Hospice,...

John’s Song

Written by John Hirst & Ben Buddy Slack at Marie...

1985

Written by Mohammed Aziz & Ben Buddy Slack at St...

My Inner Self

Written by Peter Rushworth & Ben Buddy Slack at Marie...

No Singing Nanu

Written by Veronica Scott & Ben Buddy Slack at Marie...

It’s Me

Written by Carol Johnson & Ben Buddy Slack at...

Hospice Family

Written by Victoria Kent, Kathy Roebuck & Ben Buddy...

Song for Ginny

Song for Ginny

Written by Alan Livett & Ben Buddy Slack at Marie...

God’s Garden

Written by Lesley Goody & Ben Buddy Slack at Marie...

I’m So Lucky

Written by Shazzia Hussain & Ben Buddy Slack at Marie...

Interested in writing a song with us?

We can support anyone living with a terminal illness, planning their end stages of life or dealing with a bereavement to write and record their own original song.
Please visit the "Writing A Song With Us" Page and submit the short form and we will get back to you as quickly as we can.

If you would like to support more people to write their Swan Songs, please consider donating to The Swan Song Project.

 

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”Working with Ben was a very special experience. The time I spent with Ben was fun, informal, yet hugely creative. It felt unique and I feel blessed to have had this opportunity.”

“It’s a really sound form of therapy. It gives you an opportunity, in the same way that I had with the clinical psychologist here; it was a way of getting your thoughts out and getting them into an order that you can share with other people. It’s a way of clarifying your thoughts and in a very tangible way and a very permanent way”

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