To many, Sir Bobby Robson was just a retired football manager, but in my native North-East England, he was a hero.
Bobby fought off cancer for years before finally succumbing on July 31, 2009. The day Sir Bobby died, I couldn't help but pick up my guitar: there was a song there and I didn't know why or what ... or where it came from.
Within 30 minutes, the words and music were complete and few hours later - thanks to smoothing and shaping by Dawn (my wife and writing partner) and some brilliant video-editing by my 11-year-old son, Kieran - it was recorded and published.
I was delighted when, some years after Sir Bobby's death, the song was used as the closing theme for a BBC Radio tribute to Sir Bobby's life - The Day I Met Sir Bobby.
Video released : July 31, 2009. © 2009, John D. Lewis/Dawn M. Lewis/Coquet Shack (PRS/BMI/PPL).