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Bo Lair of the White Worm (26) Lyr Add: THE LAMBTON WORM^^^ 03 Jan 98


My question about this flick arrises from the Lampton Worm song.

I was exstatic to find it by request here a year ago so here it is again for illustration.

The Lambton Worm traditional Tyneside song about a legend associated with Sir John Lambton of Chester Le Stree County Durham .

One Sunday morn young Lambton went, A-fishing' in the Wear;
An' catched a fish upon he's heuk, He thowt leuk't varry queer.
But whatt'n a kind of fish it was, Young Lambton cuddent tell.
He waddn't fash te carry'd hyem, So he hoyed it doon a well.

cho: hisht! Lads, haad yor gobs,
An Aa'll tell ye's aall an aaful story
Whisht! Lads, haad yor gobs,
An' Aa'll tell ye 'boot the worm.

Noo Lambton felt inclined te gan, An' fight i' foreign wars.
He joined a troop o' Knights that cared, For nowther woonds nor scars,
An' off he went te Palestine, Where queer things him befel,
An' varry seun forgat aboot, The queer worm i' the well.
But the worm got fat an' growed and' growed, An' growed an aaful size;
He'd greet big teeth, a greet big gob, An' greet big goggle eyes.
An' when at neets he craaled aboot, Te pick up bits o' news,
If he felt dry upon the road, He milked a dozen coos.

This feorful worm wad often feed, On caalves an' lambs an' sheep,
An' swally little barins alive, When they laid doon te sleep.
An' when he'd eaten aall he cud, An' he had had he's fill,
He craaled away an' lapped he's tail, Seven times roond Pensher Hill.

The news of this myest aaful worm, An' his queer gannins on
Seun crossed the seas, gat te the ears, Ov brave and' bowld Sor John.
So hyem he cam an' catched the beast, An' cut 'im in twe haalves,
An' that seun stopped he's eatin' bairns, An' sheep an' lambs and caalves.

So noo ye knaa hoo aall the foaks, On byeth sides ov the Wear
Lost lots o' sheep an' lots o' sleep
An' leeved i' mortal feor.
So let's hev one te brave Sor John
That kept the bairns frae harm,
Saved coos an' caalves by myekin' haalves
O' the famis Lambton Worm.

Final Chorus Noo lads, Aa'll haad me gob,
That's aall Aa knaa aboot the story
Ov Sor John's clivvor job
Wi' the aaful Lambton Worm.

Now isnt the lord they mention in White Wurm Sir John????

Bo


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