THE MUDDLETON
FIRE BRIGADE

by
Edward Kent (1907)

  THE TOWN

Now, if you'd like to die in some calm pokey spot
Muddleton Town is the best
You've only to go there and rent a small cot
And Muddleton Town does the rest
On the Surrey Hills, out of the shade, in the sun
Muddleton Town can be found
Population all told, is one-hundred-and-one
Now, the Muddleton one's underground.

THE BRIGADE

They'd a Fire-Brigade, which had never been called
Though longing to win renown
You must know that the engine was captained and manned
And the station house washed and sprinkled with sand
By the tradesmen of Muddleton Town
Now one night Captain Brown, who was craving for fame
(Yes, Brown was that Captain's name)
Ascended the watch-tower built over the roof
Of his zeal and courage this gives you a proof
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