New Brighton for the Day

8 Nov

New Brighton by the sea,

was the greatest place to be,

where the fairground

music called us all to play.

I would always be excited

when from ferry we alighted

and had come to be in

heaven for the day.

At the seaside we would paddle

ride a donkey with a saddle,

and watch Punch and Judy

sorting out who’s boss.

We would giggle at their antics,

while we ate our sandy picnics,

then we’d find a stall

and buy some candy floss.

And nothing could compare

to the great New Brighton Fair

where for sixpence you could

ride your cares away.

Helter skelter we would fly,

pulling rope swings to the sky,

as the big wheel spun

its dizzy course all day.

Fish and chips at Duncan’s cafe.

Then some sideshows for a laugh,

as the sun began to set

the ferry hailed.

So reluctantly we’d go,

and see fairground lights aglow,

from the ferry

as to Liverpool

we sailed

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