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Colin Davies - A Salute To Randy Lerner

Colin Davies - A Salute To Randy Lerner

Salute to Randy Lerner



From Sir Colin of You Tube:

I have been asked to explain what motivated me to write the song for Randy Lerner. Although he has given generously to the community, both spiritually and financially (including a £5 million donation to the National Portrait Gallery), his decision to forego about £2 million in shirt sponsorship in favour of “Acorns” the childrens’ hospice was perhaps the greatest act of kindness.

I have become increasingly aware of people’s disabilities and suffering since I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease myself and consequently it is only natural that I should acknowledge and applaud philanthropy of this magnitude.

'So many Gods, so many creeds
So many paths that wind and wind,
While just the art of being kind,
Is all the sad world needs'

US poet and writer. Wilcox,Ella Wheeler (1850-1919)

Beyond what I have read on the Internet I know little about Randy Lerner but, as a home and away supporter, I can recognise that without his drive and business skills we would be only a faint shadow of our former greatness. The joy we experience when a goal is scored is part of his gift to us.

At gala dinners and civic gatherings I observe many awards made to people who have contributed far less to the community than Randy Lerner and my lyrics are designed to point out how much we should appreciate him and to encourage the powers that be to correct this omission. He should be properly recognised for what he’s done and continues to do for Aston Villa FC and the tens of thousands of supporters.



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Writer:Colin Davies
Date:Thursday October 9 2008
Time: 9:04AM

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The Fear
09/10/2008 09:17:00
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Brilliant. All Hail Randy Lerner. :)
Adam Deuce
09/10/2008 09:55:00
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The Colin Davies Music DVD on sale in the club shop, all proceeds going to Acorns.............now THATS what I would love to see!!!!!
DudleyPhill
09/10/2008 10:29:00
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Well done Col, but I still prefer your Ode to Stevie G :)
Denis_B
09/10/2008 11:13:00
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This has xmas number 1 written all over it.
lerneravfc
09/10/2008 11:50:00
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the king is dead, long live the king.
Stig
09/10/2008 12:57:00
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lerneravfc. Yeah mon :)
Blitz
09/10/2008 13:19:00
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The guys a genius!!!!.....like the idea of a DVD with proceeds to Acorns.As for Randy not much more to say the guys a legend already!!!
happyvillan
09/10/2008 15:46:00
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Colin is a villan through and through a decent all round guy and a gentleman. I want to start the rumour that he is Randy learners older brother. They are so alike but , i hasten to add Randy has more money. WELL DONE COLIN PURE GENIUS
50 years a villan
09/10/2008 20:06:00
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