Diana, Our Queen of Hearts
Tribute to Princess Diana
Together with millions of others, I had always loved and admired Princess Diana for her beauty, devotion to family, courage and humanity. This song appeared to me the morning after the accident. It began as a melody and through a week of intense emotion and inspiration, this song was completed on the evening of her funeral at Westminster Abbey. — Jerry DesVoignes
Composed in 1997 by Jerry DesVoignes — Jerry DesVoignes (vocals), Elio Rota (keyboard), and Nick Apivor (percussion), Mike Hurst (piano arrangement & harmonica), and the Vancouver Bach Youth Choir (Anna Magdelenna). Other vocalists include Leora Cashe, Candus Churchhill, Joe Chappel and Will Sanders. Readings by Mellissa Lowe and Hamish Tildesley. Original tracks recorded by Olav Rixen. Choir recorded live at St. Andrew's Wesley Church in Vancouver. CD mastered and mixed by Rick Kilburn at XNTRIK studio. CD cover by Don Xaliman.
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(You’re now in the arms of love)
DIANA, Our Queen of Hearts You live within our memories You taught us all to rise above it all And laugh again Diana, Our Queen of Hearts Your song is gods own melody Whose smile filled our hearts with love And showed the world a friend Diana, Our Queen of Hearts Compassion is your legacy Shown through your eyes How love defines our commonality We are all children of one family and love you as a friend A living gift you gave humanity Whose trials you’d transcend We are the bearers of the lanterns Now your light shall never end… Diana… Where ever you are tonight Your love will be shinning bright Like stars in the billions my angel friend Whenever I think of you I know that God's holding you As you embraced millions You’re now in the arms of love The worlds awakened to your charity Your courage and the dignity You gave to those whose voice we could not hear Your vision of selfless humanity The essence of Nobility Oh Fragrant Heart The world has now become your garden.Words and music copyrighted by Jerry DesVoignes, 1997 (registered at SOCAN)
Sheet music (PDF, 2.0 megabytes)
Several letters were received in response to Jerry sending a copy of Diana, Our Queen of Hearts to the Royal Family and Prime Minister Tony Blair. Here are copies of these letters for your viewing:
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Other Diana tributes
Diana, Our Queen of Hearts is also available as a tribute on the web page princessdianaremembered.com/diana_our_qoh.html, (be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the video). This page is part of a beautiful web site, princessdianaremembered.com, dedicated to Diana.