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Toyota Auris Hybrid

All Change In F1

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published: 27 February 2017

duration: 40' 50"

Presented by: Gareth Jones, Richard Porter & Zog

#302 The 2017 F1 cars built to the new rules. We analyse the engineering, aerodynamics, livery and sponsorship of every car. Sniff Petrol on Jensen Button and Ross Brawn. Plus we mark the 40th anniversary of the tragic death of Welsh F1 driver Tom Pryce.

 

Tom Pryce

Gareth Jones On Speed – Tom Pryce (English Version)

V1
John Watson told me “Tom was just a lad,
Not fierce, no trouble, not the slightest bit bad”.
Speed I’m sure was all that he knew
From Clwyd (or Denbighshire)
Where I come from too.

Chorus1
Tom Pryce, Tom Pryce,
We Welsh called him “Maldwyn”
He beat the best
Didn’t forget where he came from.
Tom Pryce, Tom Pryce,
We Welsh called him “Maldwyn”
He beat the best
Didn’t forget where he came from.

V2
We first saw his speed
One day at Silverstone
When he put his car
On pole position.
And then with effort
He emerged from the shadows
At Brands Hatch he won
In the Race Of Champions.

Chorus2
Tom Pryce, Tom Pryce,
We Welsh called him “Maldwyn”
He beat the best
Didn’t forget where he came from.
Tom Pryce, Tom Pryce,
We Welsh called him “Maldwyn”
He beat the best
Didn’t forget where he came from.

V3
In Kyalami
In Seventy-seven
Renzo Zorzi caught fire
A boy went to help him.
Jansen Van Vuuren
Ran over the track
The Clwyd boy hit him
And that was that.

Chorus3
Tom Pryce, Tom Pryce,
We Welsh called him “Maldwyn”
He beat the best
Didn’t forget where he came from.
Tom Pryce, Tom Pryce,
We Welsh called him “Maldwyn”
He beat the best
Didn’t forget where he came from.

Mid 8
In one awful moment
Both lives were relinquished
A flame of Welsh hope
Quashed, extinguished.

Chorus4
Tom Pryce, Tom Pryce,
We Welsh called him “Maldwyn”
He beat the best
Didn’t forget where he came from.
Tom Pryce, Tom Pryce,
We Welsh called him “Maldwyn”
He beat the best
Didn’t forget where he came from.

Coda
Not only Wales remembers “Maldwyn”
The world of racing
Knows also about him.
Writ large on a wall
Back home in Ruthin
“He beat the best,
Didn’t forget where he came from”.
Fe gurodd y goreuon, heb gefnu ar ei gynefin”.
Almighty, victorious, thy great name we praise.

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Written, performed & produced by Gareth Jones

Celtic pipe drone by Steve Allan Jones

Recorder by Violet Berlin

If you would like to hear this song sung in the original Welsh go to Gareth Jones On Speed episode 217


In memory of Thomas Maldwyn Pryce 11 June 1949 - 5 March 1977

 

 

© Gareth Jones 2005-2017