In October 2018 Edinburgh Branch Singing4Fun were announced as winners of the competition in the category original lyrics AND original music (the other category being lyrics to an existing melody). Our song was created ;by a truly collaborative effort from a number of our singers under the inspiration and guidance of our Tuesday session song leader, Penny Stone. We were very last minute in submitting the entry so relied on Penny to create the recording with her singing the harmonies together with piano accompaniment (a requirement was to have piano or guitar accompaniment). The song will be sung at the Congress in Kyoto in June 2019 by the Congress choir. You can hear our winning entry at this WPC 2019 link.
We have created a video of the S4Fun group singing the song. You can see it here
As part of the entry we had to submit an essay about the background to our creation and this can be found here Essay. A pdf of the lyrics can be found here Lyrics and finally a pdf of the full score can be found here
We can now regard this as our Edinburgh Branch song and we will be using every opportunity to teach it to members in the coming months.