Laurie Lee in Zamora - in the middle of 1935

from As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, page 53:

As I sat there, scratching, and wondering where I would spend the night, I suddenly heard the sound of music coming from a nearby street - not the Spanish kind, but waltzy gusts of Strauss played on accordion, flute, and fiddle. Curious, I went off to have a look, and found three blond young men bashing out a back-street concert in the midst of a crowd of wide-mouthed children. Men had halted their mules, women stood listening in doorways or hung from balconies overhead. The syrupy beer-hall strains of ‘Vienna Woods’ swept incongruously round the Spanish houses, but the boys were …   more >>
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Laurie Lee, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (Harmondsworth, 1974), p. 53. accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: Zamora


Laurie Lee

Listening to

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Vienna Woods performed by German buskers

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1935
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:09:30 +0100