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The Great Bell of Bow

The Great Bell of Bow I feel such a Steam Tug and no Porkies Some Tea Leaf Half Inched me Jam jar In me local Nuclear Sub you wouldn’t Christmas Eve it Almost totally Boracic on the way to me Pope in Rome It’s Radio Rental I was just havin a George Raft A nice Beggar Boys *** such a lovely Pigs Ear I only popped out for a quick Gypsies Not even time to upset me Chalfonts Me I’d Raspberry n Ripple em But no leave it to the Bottle and Stoppers Called Uncle Wilf he just showed me the Henry Moore Forced to use a Sherbet Dab to get to me Mickey Mouse I hope the Barnaby or the Garden Gate does em If not up in Ding Dong or blessed with Surrey Docks There all covered in Dudleys and end up Hank Marvin The J Arthur Rankers Cockney Rhyming Slang Steam Tug – Mug – fool- idiot Porkies(pork Pies) – lies Tea leaf – thief Jam Jar- Car Half inched – pinched – stole Nuclear Sub -pub Christmas Eve it – believe it Boracic (lint) –skint- no money Pope in Rome – home Radio Rental – mental-a silly situation George Raft – a draught beer Beggar Boys *** – Bass beer (from Burton) Pigs Ear – beer Gypsies (kiss) - *iss Chalfont (St Giles) – piles –haemorrhoids (sorry about that) Raspberry and Ripple – cripple Bottle and Stoppers - coppers Uncle Wilf – filth –Police (sorry about that as well) Henry Moore - door Sherbet Dab – cab Mickey Mouse – house Barnaby (Rudge) – judge Garden Gate – Magistrate Ding Dong (Bell) – Hell Surrey Docks – the pox Dudley (Moore’s) - sores Hank Marvin – starving The J Arthur Rankers – *ankers

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Date: 6/24/2010 11:00:00 AM
There are so many amazing poems written and posted everyday here at PoetrySoup. The poets here grow with each poem they write. It is a pleasure to read them and I am so happy yours is among them today Nigel. Love, Carol
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Date: 6/23/2010 11:24:00 PM
lol wow, you must have had fun with this one:), enjoyed your write...P.D.
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Date: 6/23/2010 1:32:00 PM
i have to keep looking back slang and look back! i was confused definitely lol, but different and interesting which i enjoy :D.
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