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Thread: Ted an' Coomy by WT Lyall

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2003

    Default Ted an' Coomy by WT Lyall

    Ted an' Coomy
    by WT Lyall ( special request )

    We wance hed two famous musicians
    Though neither hed musical degree
    Weel known as ai never die buskers
    Ted ai Banjo an' Coomy MacPhee.

    Ted's banjo wis no stradivarious
    A two stringed all metal device
    If ye looked at ai neime o' ai maker
    A vintage McVitie an' Price.

    Coomy's bagpipes hed seen loyal service
    At Culloden wi' ai rest o' ai macs,
    When Coomy stepped oot doon ai High Street
    Ai noise wis lek twelve skalded cats.

    Ai most popular stance wis ai pictures
    Ai Pavilion an' Breadalbane hall
    We's well entertained when we stood in ai queue
    When Coomy or Ted gave thur all.

    When wan made a noise at ai Breadalbane
    At ai Pavilion ai ither wid whine
    They never of course played agither
    They's bad enough wan at a time

    They wid trechle ai streets o' ai backside
    An' ai weekside, till see fit they'd get
    Then knock at yur door for twa coppers
    Wi' a dirty black greasy ould kep.

    Ades Coomy 'at reiched oot for stardom
    "Piper wan choon" wis first till play mime
    He starred in ai famed "Silver Darlings"
    Then ai star saw himsel seven times.

    But gone are ai days o' 'iss buskers
    A penny in ai hat wis thur fee
    They were cheip entertainment for many
    Ted ai Banjo an' Coomy MacPhee.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Nr. Thurso

    Default For Murchiemannie

    Here's Ted an' Coomy bumped up for Murchiemannie to read - I love all these poems with a local connection... aah to live in those days again.

    Thank you Trinkie and Murchiemannie.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    with my cuddly teddy bear Ah!!!

    Default The Harbour Steps

    Thanks lavenderblue2 for that.

    they were a right pair were Ted and Coomy.
    As I remember the Wick I grew up in it had lots of "characters" in those days.
    Hope you like this one , it's by the same Author.
    Far to the north of this Country
    on the shores 'neath those high rocky cliffs
    there are steps leading down to that harbour
    that quaint little harbour called Wick.

    The boats in that harbour are few now
    o'er the years they have taken their toll
    from sail boats, to steamers and drifters
    now the trawlers now fish for the shoal.

    It once was a busy wee harbour
    the silver darlings, were always their goal
    but now they return at the sunrise
    with very few fish in their holds

    when you look at the land up above there
    old men they are sitting in rows
    they long for the lost Silver Darlings
    that they fished for in years long ago

    when you stand on the steps to Wick harbour
    when you look at those boats down below
    if you could look to the wild north Atlantic
    where those old fishermen used to go.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    corby (little scotland)


    Wow-trinkie,Lavender&Murch'I have had Ted an Coomy running thru' my mind these last few weeks!!!
    The poem is in my favourites now
    Many thanks all

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