Pleasant and Delightful

Based in and around the East Suffolk area of Leiston, William ‘Jumbo’ Brightwell (1900-1978) made quite a name for himself as a collector and performer of local folk songs. Paul Sartin’s arrangement of Jumbo’s ‘Pleasant and Delightful’ harks back to a time gone by and uses beautiful imagery to tug at the heartstrings.

You can perform this in 1, 2 or 3 parts but as with all strophic songs, the story is key!

Vocal difficulty: 2 of 5
Accompaniment difficulty: 1 of 5


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Song Credits

Music by
Paul Sartin

Words by

Performance track:
Performed by the Farnham Youth Choirs - Junior Choir
Directed by Patrick Barrett
Accompanied by Anthony Merryweather
Recorded by Mike Challis
Backing track:
Performed by Nathan Williamson
Recorded by Mike Challis

Words and melody traditional
Collected in Suffolk from the Traditional Singer Jumbo Brightwell, by Neil Lanham
Arrangement by Paul Sartin