Liverpool is the city of culture and fun. The Beatles, Ken Dodd, & the bands on the run.The Mersey Beats, the cobbled streets. A pan of scouse on the stove overheats. Gerry was on the ferry that took him across the Mersey, Young kids on the streets playing football and they wear the red jersey, or is it the blue, or is it the white.
The Albert Dock, Mathew street, Kenny Dalglish was light on his feet. A Scottish footballer full of tricks, And a city mourns for the ninety-six. Duncan McKenzie left the fans in a frenzy. Dixie Dean was a goal-scoring machine. A player, unlike anything you’d ever seen.
George Harrison and Richard Starkey joined two fellas named Lennon & McCartney. There was Cilla black no let’s get it right her real name was Pricilla White. Marty Hopkirk and Reggie Perrin, Hannah Lightbody is a forgotten heroine. Now, Sir Alfred Jones, he made no bones about Sultanas. Sorry Scrap that I meant to say Bananas.
Paul O'Grady dressed like a lady with the name Lilly Savage. Hilda Ogden dressed as a lady she was just average. There was an engineer called John Alexander Brodie and the actor Lewis Collins played a character called Bodie.
And a man called Cyril who wasn’t from the Wirral he wrote a book at the time it was set in Liverpool in the 1800s it was called the Onedin Line. Now it sounds absurd that the Liverbird would just fly away and on Bold Street, in 1809 they formed the R.S.P.C.A.
In 1912 the country was in a panic as news filtered through about the sinking of the Titanic. 1913 The first black mayor of London was a scouser named John Richard Archer, 1922 was the year for his departure.
in Liverpool some people are smarmy. It’s where Bob Marley's dad joined the British Army. Books go on sale by the sisters Bronte. In Liverpool, there was a boxer by the name of John Conteh
From crosswords to dinky toys to the happy faces of girls and the boys from John Lennon Airport and planes photographed. To an invention on Wallasey, they call the Hovercraft.
Scotland Road and Tatton Park The sounds from the trees are those of the lark. You’ll Never walk alone through the wind or the rain.
Liverpool is a great city, again and again with music, Football and a cultural past from this Mancunian, I raise a glass.
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