Had I A Song / The Lock-Keeper

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
Manuscript in pen in Ivor Gurney's hand. Found in a black hard-cover exercise book inscribed 'I.B. Gurney / 1 Westfield Terrace / Longford / Gloucester'. 'Had I a Song' was included in Leonard Clark's edition of Gurney poems of 1973, and in P.J. Kavanagh's 'Ivor Gurney: Collected Poems' (2004). 'The Lock-Keeper', with the opening shown on these pages, exists in various drafts. A shorter poem with the same title, inscribed 'To the memory of Edward...