Marriott Edgar Poems
- Albert And The Lion There's a famous seaside place called ...
- Magna Carta I'll tell of the Magna Charter As were signed at...
- George And The Dragon I'll tell you the tale of an old ...
- Albert's Return You've `eard `ow young Albert Ramsbottom At...
- Albert Down Under Albert were what you'd call “thwarted”. ...
- Asparagus Mr. Ramsbottom went to the races, A thing as he'd...
- The Battle Of Hastings I'll tell of the Battle of Hastings, ...
Marriott, Edgar was born 5th October, 1880 in Kirkcudbright, Scotland and was half brother to the novelist Edgar Wallace. He toured with Stanley Holloway in 'The Co-Optimists' and was affectionately known to his friends as 'George'. He was described as medium height, quiet with a droll sense of humour. Edgar became known for his witty dittys such as The Lion and Albert, Aggie the Elephant, and The Magna Charta, which were immortalized in popular monologues by actor Stanley Holloway. Edgar died in London on 5th May 1951. more »
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Albert And The Lion
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 was young Albert,
All dressed in his best; quite a swell
With a stick with an 'orse's 'ead 'andle,
The finest that Woolworth's could sell.
They didn't think much of the Ocean:
The waves, they were fiddlin' and small,
There was no wrecks and nobody drownded,
Fact, nothing to laugh at at all.
So, seeking for further amusement,
They paid and went into the Zoo,
Where they'd ...