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Reginald Maurice Ball aka. Reg Presley
12 June 1941 - 4 February 2013

Reg Presley

I feel it in my fingers
I feel it in my toes
Love is all around me
And so the feeling grows

It's written on the wind
It's everywhere I go
So if you really love me
Come on and let it show

You know I love you, I always will
My mind's made up
By the way that I feel
There's no beginning
There'll be no end
'Cause on my love you can depend

I see your face before me
As I lay on my bed
I kinda get to thinking
Of all the things you said

You gave your promise to me
And I gave mine to you
I need someone beside me
In everything I do

You know I love you, I always will
My mind's made up by the way that I feel
There's no beginning
There'll be no end
'Cause on my love you can depend

It's written on the wind
It's everywhere I go
So if you really love me
Come on and let it show
Come on and let it show
Come on and let it show
Come on and let it show
Come on and let it show
Come on and let it show
Come on and let it show

The front man of The Troggs died of lung cancer earlier this moonth. The Troggs is of course best known for the band's second single, the proto-garage-punk-uncivilised-rock classic "Wild Thing" written by Chip Taylor and released in 1966. Of Reg's self penned songs, in a very different direction, "Love Is All Around" is the most well known, allegedly written in about 15 minutes. It was a hit for The Troggs in late 1967 in the UK and spring 1968 in the US. It was later covered by R.E.M. in 1991 and Wet Wet Wet's smash hit version from 1994 turned Reg into a millionaire.

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