Marriott Edgar
Magna Carta by Marriott Edgar

Magna Carta by Marriott Edgar

I'll tell of the Magna Charter As were signed at the Barons' command On Runningmead Island in t' middle of t' Thames By King John, as were known as "Lack Land." Some say it ...

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The Battle Of Hastings by Marriott Edgar

The Battle Of Hastings by Marriott Edgar

I'll tell of the Battle of Hastings, As happened in days long gone by, When Duke William became King of England, And 'Arold got shot in the eye. It were this way - one day ...

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Sam’s Christmas Pudding by Marriott Edgar

Sam’s Christmas Pudding by Marriott Edgar

It was Christmas Day in the trenches In Spain in Penninsular War, And Sam Small were cleaning his musket A thing as he'd ne're done before. They'd had 'em inspected that ...

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Albert’s Return by Marriott Edgar

Albert’s Return by Marriott Edgar

You've `eard `ow young Albert Ramsbottom At the zoo up at Blackpool one year With a stick with an `orse's `ead `andle Gave a lion a poke in the ear? The name of the lion was ...

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Goalkeeper Joe by Marriott Edgar

Goalkeeper Joe by Marriott Edgar

Joe Dunn were a bobby for football He gave all his time to that sport, He played for the West Wigan Whippets, On days when they turned out one short. He’d been member of ...

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George And The Dragon by Marriott Edgar

George And The Dragon by Marriott Edgar

I'll tell you the tale of an old country pub As fancied itself up to date, It had the word " Garage" wrote on t' stable door And a petrol pump outside the gate. The " George ...

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Asparagus by Marriott Edgar

Asparagus by Marriott Edgar

Mr. Ramsbottom went to the races, A thing as he'd ne'er done before, And as luck always follers beginners, Won five pounds, no-less and no-more. He felt himself suddenly ...

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Albert Down Under by Marriott Edgar

Albert Down Under by Marriott Edgar

Albert were what you'd call “thwarted”. He had long had an ambition, which... Were to save up and go to Australia, The saving up that were the hitch. He'd a red money box on ...

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The Lion And Albert by Marriott Edgar

The Lion And Albert by Marriott Edgar

There's a famous seaside place called Blackpool, That's noted for fresh air and fun, And Mr and Mrs Ramsbottom Went there with young Albert, their son. A grand little lad ...

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Little Aggie by Marriott Edgar

Little Aggie by Marriott Edgar

When Joe Dove took his elephants out on the road He made each one hold fast with his trunk To the tail of the elephant walking in front To stop them from doing a bunk. There ...

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Albert And The ‘Eadsman by Marriott Edgar

Albert And The ‘Eadsman by Marriott Edgar

On young Albert Ramsbottom's birthday His parents asked what he'd like most; He said to see t' Tower of London And gaze upon Anne Boleyn's ghost. They thowt this request ...

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Albert And His Savings by Marriott Edgar

Albert And His Savings by Marriott Edgar

One day, little Albert Ramsbottom To see 'ow much money 'e'd got Stuck a knife in 'is money-box slot 'ole And fiddled and fished out the lot. It amounted to fifteen and ...

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Gunner Joe by Marriott Edgar

Gunner Joe by Marriott Edgar

I'll tell you a seafaring story, Of a lad who won honour and fame Wi' Nelson at Battle 'Trafalgar, Joe Moggeridge, that were his name. He were one of the crew of the ...

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The Channel Swimmer by Marriott Edgar

The Channel Swimmer by Marriott Edgar

Would you hear a Wild tale of adventure Of a hero who tackled the sea, A super-man swimming the ocean, Then hark to the tale of Joe Lee. Our Channel, our own Straits of ...

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Canute The Great by Marriott Edgar

Canute The Great by Marriott Edgar

I'll tell of Canute, King of England, A native of Denmark was he, His hobbies was roving and raiding And paddling his feet in the sea. By trade he were what's called a ...

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Sam’s Racehorse by Marriott Edgar

Sam’s Racehorse by Marriott Edgar

When Sam Small retired from the Army He'd a pension of ninepence a day, And seven pounds fourteen and twopence He'd saved from his rations and pay. He knew this 'ere wasn't ...

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Henry The Seventh by Marriott Edgar

Henry The Seventh by Marriott Edgar

Henry the Seventh of England Wasn't out of the Royal top drawer, The only connection of which he could boast, He were King's nephew's brother-in-law. It were after the Wars ...

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Marksman Sam by Marriott Edgar

Marksman Sam by Marriott Edgar

When Sam Small joined the regiment, 'E were no' but a raw recruit, And they marched 'im away one wint'ry day, 'Is musket course to shoot. They woke 'im up at the crack o' ...

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Queen Matilda by Marriott Edgar

Queen Matilda by Marriott Edgar

Henry the first, surnamed " Beauclare," Lost his only son William at sea, So when Henry died it were hard to decide Who his heir and successor should be. There were two ...

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The ‘Ole In The Ark by Marriott Edgar

The ‘Ole In The Ark by Marriott Edgar

One evening at dusk as Noah stood on his Ark, Putting green oil in starboard side lamp, His wife came along and said, 'Noah, summat's wrong, Our cabin is getting quite damp. ...

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Jonah And The Grampus by Marriott Edgar

Jonah And The Grampus by Marriott Edgar

I'll tell you the story of Jonah, A really remarkable tale; A peaceful and humdrum existence he had Until one day he went for a sail. The weather were grand when they ...

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Richard Coeur De Lion by Marriott Edgar

Richard Coeur De Lion by Marriott Edgar

Richard the First, Coeur-de-Lion, Is a name that we speak of with pride, Though he only lived six months in England From his birth to the day that he died. He spent all his ...

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Balbus by Marriott Edgar

Balbus by Marriott Edgar

I'll tell you the story of Balbus, You know, him as builded a wall; I'll tell you the reason he built it, And the place where it happened an' all. This 'ere Balbus, though ...

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The Burghers Of Calais by Marriott Edgar

The Burghers Of Calais by Marriott Edgar

It were after the Battle of Crecy- The foe all lay dead on the ground- And King Edward went out with his soldiers To clean up the places around. The first place they came to ...

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Fair Rosamond by Marriott Edgar

Fair Rosamond by Marriott Edgar

You've heard of King Henry II And the story of how he got fond Of one of his customer's daughters, A lass called the " Fair Rosamond." 'Twere a lovely romance while it ...

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Three Ha’Pence A Foot by Marriott Edgar

Three Ha’Pence A Foot by Marriott Edgar

I'll tell you an old-fashioned story That Grandfather used to relate, Of a joiner and building contractor; 'Is name, it were Sam Oglethwaite. In a shop on the banks of ...

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Sam Goes To It by Marriott Edgar

Sam Goes To It by Marriott Edgar

Sam Small had retired from the Army, In the old Duke of Wellington's time, So when present unpleasantness started, He were what you might call... past his prime. He'd lived ...

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The Recumbent Posture by Marriott Edgar

The Recumbent Posture by Marriott Edgar

The day after Christmas, young Albert Were what's called, confined to his bed, With a tight kind of pain in his stummick And a light feeling up in his head. His parents were ...

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The Return Of Albert by Marriott Edgar

The Return Of Albert by Marriott Edgar

You've 'eard 'ow young Albert Ramsbottom, In the Zoo up at Blackpool one year, With a stick and 'orse's 'ead 'andle, Gave a lion a poke in the ear. The name of the lion was ...

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Joe Ramsbottom by Marriott Edgar

Joe Ramsbottom by Marriott Edgar

Joe Ramshottom rented a bit of a farm From its owner, Squire Goslett his name; And the Gosletts came over with William the First, And found Ramsbottoms here when they came. ...

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The Runcorn Ferry by Marriott Edgar

The Runcorn Ferry by Marriott Edgar

On the banks of the Mersey, o'er on Cheshire side, Lies Runcorn that's best known to fame By Transporter Bridge as takes folks over t'stream, Or else brings them back across ...

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William Rufus by Marriott Edgar

William Rufus by Marriott Edgar

The reign of King William the Second Were an uninteresting affair There's only two things that's remembered of him That's his sudden death and his red hair. He got his red ...

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Up’Ards by Marriott Edgar

Up’Ards by Marriott Edgar

'Twere getting dusk, one winter's night, When up the clough there came in sight, A lad who carried through the snow, A banner with this 'ere motto... 'Uppards' His face was ...

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Uppards by Marriott Edgar

Uppards by Marriott Edgar

'Twere getting dusk, one winter's night, When up the clough there came in sight, A lad who carried through the snow, A banner with this 'ere motto... 'Uppards' His face was ...

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The Jubilee Sov’Reign by Marriott Edgar

The Jubilee Sov’Reign by Marriott Edgar

On Jubilee Day the Ramsbottoms Invited relations to tea, Including young Albert's grandmother- An awkward old . . party, was she. She'd seen Queen Victoria's accession And ...

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