Lowry In A River

LOWRY IN A RIVER, BLACK BROOK, WEST VALE, September 2020

Now Lowry is hung upon the wall
Beside the greatest of them all
And even the Mona Lisa takes a bow
This tired old man with hair like snow
Told northern folk it’s time to go
The fever came and the good lord mopped his brow
And he left us matchstalk men and matchstalk cat’s & dog’s
He left kids on the corner of the street
That were sparking clogs
Now he takes his brush and he waits outside then pearly gates
To paint his matchstalk men and matchstalk cat’s & dog’s

MATCHSTALK MEN & MATCHSTALK CATS & DOGS Burke/Coleman 1978

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