The Man Behind the Book – Ballads, Poems & Recitations by Ed Darbyshire

  • 1 June, 2010 at 09:18 #553

    To many enquirers I beg to state,
    Other ballads of mine, other tales I relate,
    Can be had by applying to me;
    And my songs, unto simple music to wed,
    Arranged for piano, can also be had
    At Twenty-one, Bow Street. You'll see
    The spectacle shop there, just in the bend;
    But to give them publicly, stranger or friend,
    Must first get permission from yours E.D.

    Just to please myself and neighbours
    I have sang my simple verse,
    Little thinking my poor babies
    Would be given out to nurse.
    None know better that their dada
    Of their many little sins,
    Of their want of education,
    And the want of other things:
    So be merciful, ye nurses,
    Don't go pricking them with pins.

    1 June, 2010 at 20:46 #664

    Excellent Anne,

    I guess you managed to find your copy of the book. Is it still in print, and if so would you mind letting us know an IBN number?

    7 June, 2010 at 10:00 #665

    My copy is an original Martin, but I have other poems I think you might like to see.

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