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 The Song of the King's Head [Great Wigborough]

We are the boys of Wigboroughshire,

We can drink quarts and quarts of beer,

It makes us sing as you can see,

Oh Boy! You should hear us when we're on the spree,

We have Arctic Ales and Bitter and good old John Bull, too,

So if you want a happy night out, come and join the King's Head crew.



There's Dick and ...
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The Song of the King's Head [Great Wigborough]
We are the boys of Wigboroughshire,
We can drink quarts and quarts of beer,
It makes us sing as you can see,
Oh Boy! You should hear us when we're on the spree,
We have Arctic Ales and Bitter and good old John Bull, too,
So if you want a happy night out, come and join the King's Head crew.

There's Dick and Monz, and Two-Ton Tess,
George, John, Fred, Bob, and all the bloomin' rest.
Mrs "B" behind the bar,
Singing like a lark, and Albert shouts Hurrah,
There's Dot, Phyl, Ruby and Arthure, they all enjoy the fun,
So if you want a happy night out to the King's Head come, come, come.

A game of darts mixed up with song
Puts good players off, and bad players on,
Chaps from the villages far and near
Come and help us sing and play for our beer,
Oh! You don't know what you're missing when you stay away,
So roll up lads and lassies, you're as welcome as the flower in May.

The rain comes down but we don't hear,
We're far too busy knocking back the beer,
The 'phone bell goes ting-a-ling-a-ling,
Nellie goes to answer it, but she can't hear a thing,
Oh! What a happy gathering, I'm sure you will agree,
We're quite all right and we don't get tight on Ind Coope's Double B.

This version is from the 1930s. There is also a WW2 version of this with some of the beers and people brought up to date.
Date: 1930s      


Photo: Mersea Museum - Sandra and David Conway
Image ID SD04_001_001
Category 1 Places-->Wigborough


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This image is part of the Mersea Museum Collection.