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Thread #120246   Message #3270495
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
08-Dec-11 - 10:48 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Duchess of Kent (Graeme Miles)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Duchess of Kent (Graeme Miles)
Thanks, it's a clever song.

I'm going to be litry here and point out that the format of the verses posted above disguises the clever internal rhymes which make the song click along and which are also hard work and deserve attention.

Then somebody cried
"She's at the dockside.
She's arrived on the Tees floating crane"


Then she said "man I'm starved"
so they downed one more half
and went into St, Mary's to dine

(use dialects to make 'starved' and 'half' almost rhyme.)


The mayor he cried stop
for he'd quite clean forgot (not forgotten)
to mention the hospital ward.

Guest, I love your line:

As they waved her away,
said the Town Clark "Lads, eh,
we've forgotten to open the ward".