ALBERT AND THE RED DEVILS
by
John Bilsborough 1971

  There's a famous event, every Wakes week,
That's known as Royal Lancashire Show,
And Mr and Mrs Ramsbottom
Decided as they ought to go.

They got to the ground, Father, Mother and Albert
And gazed round the various tents,
And Father says "Which is the one as sells beer?"
And Albert says "Which one is Gents?"

"And after that, I'm off exploring..."
And Mother says "Don't lose your cap."
And Father says "Think on, we've paid to come in,
We don't want no nasty mis-hap."

The time passes quickly when you're having fun,
And soon it were climax of't show.
"We'll watch them Red Devils, wi't parchute jumping,
Says Mother, and then we mun go."

The sound of an aeroplane hove into view
And as everyone lifted their eyes,
Out jumped the brave lads wi' smoke tied to their legs,
And gyrated down through the skies.
And Mister and Mrs Ramsbottom
Stood gawping, enthralled at the sight.
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