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Harry is a back-country character created by the New Zealand poet Denis Glover in a collection of poems entitled Sings Harry, first published by his Caxton Press in 1951. In 1953 Douglas Lilburn set six of these in what has become one of the most popular and firmly established song cycles in the New Zealand repertoire.
Six songs: 1. "These songs will not stand"; 2. "When I am old sings Harry"; 3. Once the Days; 4. The Casual Man; 5. The Flowers of the Sea; 6. I Remember
Text by Denis Glover
11 May 1990: Performed by Neil Griffiths (tenor) and Margaret Lion (piano) at St John's Smith Square, in London
14 Mar 2010: James Rodgers Benefit Concert
16 Aug 2011: Performed by Raynard F. Blampied (tenor) and Stan Ford (pianist) during the Salzburg Festival in Austria
30 Sep 2015: Sings Harry, Bill and Mick
Performed by Terence Finnigan (tenor), Frederick Page (piano)