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Lyrical Sunday with Ron Sexsmith

Guy celebrates Lyrical Sunday with special guest Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith.

It's Lyrical Sunday! Join us for Guy's Finest Hour festival of words and music with special guest Canadian Singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith.

Plus we've delved into the BBC vaults to dig out some archive nuggets of some of Guy's favourite wordsmiths. Expect to hear words (and works) from the likes of Leonard Cohen, Tom Lehrer and PJ Harvey.

Even that mysterious Beckapeadia gets in on the act and celebrates the tongue twisting genius of Joni Mitchell.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Beach House

    Lemon Glow

    • Bella Union.
  • Ry Cooder

    A Cancion Mixteca

    • WEA.
  • Ella Fitzgerald

    You're The Top

    • Verve Records.
  • Tom Waits

    Heartattack And Vine

    • Cooking Vinyl.
  • Sarah Blasko


    • EMI.
  • Leonard Cohen


    • CBS.
  • Simon & Garfunkel

    For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her

    • CBS.
  • Poppy Ackroyd


    • Sketches.
    • One Little Indian.
  • Tom Lehrer

    The Masochism Tango

    • Pickwick.
  • Elvis Costello


    • The Very Best Of Elvis Costello.
    • Universal Music Tv.
  • PJ Harvey

    The Words That Maketh Murder

    • Island Records.
  • Joanna Newsom

    On A Good Day

    • Drag City.
  • Karen Dalton

    Katie Cruel

  • Ella Fitzgerald & Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra

    Fascinating Rhythm

    • Music For Pleasure.
  • The Proclaimers

    Sunshine on Leith

    • Chrysalis.
  • Joni Mitchell

    The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines

    • WEA.
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto

    Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

    • Virgin.
  • alt-J


    • Infectious Music.
  • Ron Sexsmith

    Breakfast Ethereal

    • Cooking Vinyl.
  • Ron Sexsmith

    Tell Me Again

    • Cooking Vinyl.
  • Ron Sexsmith

    Secret Heart

    • Ron Sexsmith.
    • Interscope Records.
  • Feist

    Brandy Alexander

  • Fats Waller

    Two Sleepy People

    • Victor.