Roger Whittaker - Durham Town
In the song Durham Town
Roger repeatedly sings the line "I've got to leave old Durham town."
He mentions memories of sitting on the banks of the Tyne, his father going off to war then later his mother's passing, all very maudlin.
But why does he have to leave Durham town? He doesn't say, only that the leaving will get him down. Surely, his memories are all there. What's the point in leaving?
Perhaps someone can post the You Tube video