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Black Country Ballads

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  • A Christmas Memory

    Can I steal a momentFrom your hectic, busy day,To take a walk togetherIn a nostalgic kind of way,For I remember ChristmasAnd just what it meant to me,Mom...

  • Flanders Field

    His resting place was special Just as he'd been his whole life In the shade of the broad oak tree And beside his second wife The grave was visited regularly To...

  • TV or not TV

    I'm a celebrity get me out of here Is on the tele real soon Sum folk ull say, oh no nor ergen Others, ull be ova the moon Well yo aye gorra watch it Yo can tern...

  • Flight for Life

    Those magnificent  men In their flying machines Wherever  they're  needed They're there on the scene Airlifting casualties  To safety and...

  • Sandfields Pumping Station

    Sandfields Pumping Station saved peoples lives And sent fresh water to the Black Country. Nothing clean to drink, struggle to survive, Disease from cholera...

  • The Devil Came To Aldridge

    The Devil came to Aldridge for a break, Purgatory was becoming a bore; The gnashing of teeth at whipping-post stakes Monotonous, the Devil wanted more: Somethin...

  • The Rag 'n Boon Mon

    Wen me'n ar wench wos kids The rag n boon mon used ter cum rarnd With is 'oss n cart, 'ed blow 'is bugle It wor a very nice sarnd     E'd stop the...

  • Frustration un th' computer

      Did yow ever buy a computer, thinking it ud pass th'time, Specially when yo'me retired un still in yer prime,     Yow wish yow hadn't...

  • When Ar Wuz a Kid

    I often look back, when ar wuz a kid Remembering some uv the things that ar did, Under the gas lamp our gang ud meet We played different gaerms in the...

  • Remember Them

    When freedom was threatened they did not hide But went to war where they fought and they died, On the fields of Europe, Africa and Asia they fell Spawning tales...

  • Glory Holes in Darlaston

    Railway cuts through the land for noisy trains, Carriage witnesses to the Black Country, Passing through Darlaston and industry. Chimneys belch downpours of...

  • Environment Care

    All mankind now have to heed Protecting earth's original seed, Animals, fields, and waterways To standards of our bygone days.     Hour upon hour,...

  • A Younger Bloke

        Pills an' potions an' assorted sprays An' poor ode legs that 'ave sin better days, Eyesight failin' an' 'earin' on the blink, False choppers in a...

  • Telly Sales

    I'm getting sick of getting 'phone calls at all hours of the day, all offering me some service I'm not wanting anyway. It's usually a foreign voice that's...

  • The Ones That Mek Me Cuff

        Well, ar've bin smokin' now since ar've bin a nipper, An' ar'm shewer me lungs must look like a kipper. Ar've tried all sorts uv things ter...

  • Dreams and Memories

    Have you ever had a dream You never want to end, Of happy, carefree days Some you cannot comprehend?     Remember your first day at school You felt...

  • Autumn Poem

    An early owl hoots from the chimneys As Guy Fawkes walks the streets for pennies; Mother sighs as she reaches the end Of her story in The People's Friend; 'I...