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old songs

De La Ray wrote

Brian it is a pleasure to hear some old songs again including (please stay.) Thanks for this.

I have three questions for your music expertise.

1) I am looking for a song called: “Picture of patches” do you know it?

2) on a springbok hits (I think it may have been around 1974) There was a song called “come what may” it goes something like…come what may we believe in tomorrow and a life full of joy and no more sorrow…etc.

PS: I am not registered on your blog but would truly appreciate an email back from you.

Kind regards,

Brian replied:

1) A Picture Of Patches was a Springbok Hit for Jody Wayne in 1975. A real tearjerker! Available on The Heart and Soul of Jody Wayne.

2) We Believe In Tomorrow was a Springbok Hit for Freddie Breck in 1973 and is available on Springbok Radio Top 40 Volume 4.

Not to be confused with Come What May by Vicky Leandros from 1972, which is a different song.

3) You said 3 questions, but I see only two.

PS: please subscribe to my blog to see my answers and any comments that other people might add.


Playlist Creator & Web Marketer. The son of a church organist father and pianist mother, South African born Brian Currin grew up surrounded by music. In his pre-teen years he realised that he had no real talent for playing music and he couldn't sing, so he immersed himself in the world of music by listening, exploring and researching. Which he still does today. He served in the military for five years, then spent many years in corporate sales and marketing until his involvement in the re-discovery of Rodriguez, opened up a whole new world for him. He was the Content Editor for Rhythm Online, South Africa's first online music store, from 2006 to 2012. He ran Mabu Vinyl, the iconic music store seen in the Oscar-winning "Searching For Sugar Man" film from 2013 to 2019. His voice could be heard on the streaming radio station All Jazz Radio where he hosted the Vagabond Show from 2012 to 2019. He is very involved in promoting South African music, and is the co-owner of a number of music-related websites including which he founded in 1999.

5 thoughts on “old songs

  1. Hi, Did you mange to get copies of the songs that you looking for? Let me know and I will make it available for you if you have not.

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