Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
GUEST,Barrie Roberts Lyr Req: Finding of Moses / Pharaoh's Daughter (33) RE: Lyr Req: Finding of Moses / Pharaoh's Daughter 02 Jul 04

Getting back to 'There's A Great Big Town That Nestles in the Midlands', after all this unwholesome discussion of skivvies undershirts, I learned part of it in 1964 from a Post Office Engineering supervisor who used to hang around the job I was working on (trying to spread culture by contstructing a BBC2 cable link to the Midland transmitter at Sutton Coldfield).
Cyril (for that was his name) taught me a few verses, including one which Steve Parkes omits:

Now the breezes blow across old Brum from Nechells,
Gently scented by the Gasworks as they blow.
If you've never caught the whiff of Saltley gasworks,
It's a smell you'd never, ever want to know.

Saltley Gasworks is, of course, long gone. Cyril taught me other verses, which my innate sense of propriety made me forget. I probably did pinch the end bit from Dominic or someone (not Harvey thingy!)

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.