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Thread #11030   Message #1105177
Posted By: muppett
30-Jan-04 - 10:00 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Battle of Sowerby Bridge
Subject: RE: Battle of Sowerby Bridge
I got told that a couple of Scout Masters from St.Bedes in Heaton, Bradford wrote this song origanally and it was called the battle of Baildon Bridge, and Shipley Glen was used as they did and still have an aerial flight (the oldest working one in the world) and all the other place names mentioned were local to Baildon. I tried to find the origanal words, but drew a blank, so I made my own version,

The Battle a Baildon Bridge were fought on 44th a March
Local fusiliers turn art, thee march as stiff as starch
They march as far as Baildon Brow, till enemy camp in sight
They called us generals nasty names un challenged us t' feight.


We were amungst em, we were amungst em,
We slished an we slashed an we slaughtered an we slew,
Till air f' miles around were blue,
F' hour an a quater we eld thefoe at bay,
There only two of us left that day,
An we were amongst em.

At break a day down Shipley way, we went t' fight foe,
Our good scout Billy Higgins cum told us tale a woe,
Ee said the enemy ad advanced
So we retired pell mell
They shout t' surreder but we shouted go t' ell.


T'enemy then retired t' wilds a Shipley Glen,switch back t'were invaded be a undred thousand men,
They ung their wounded out t' dry across the aeril flight,
An stuffed their guts wi monkey nuts an challenged us feight.


We chased t'enemy round the town till their stockings they fell darn
From Bracken Hall t' Baildon Brown an all around the town
We cum across a public ouse an there we raised a cheer (HURRAY)
F' in the celler we did find a undred casks of beer

different chorus

We were amungst em (HICK)
We were amungst em (HICK)
We supped an puked
An puked an we supped
till air f' miles around t'were blue
f' an hour an a quater we put that ale away hay hayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
There were only two of us left that day
An we were amungst em.

Then repeat the orginal chorus again