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Thread #51458   Message #785230
Posted By: GUEST,Pat Darlington
16-Sep-02 - 01:01 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: On the Beach at Portobello (Matt McGinn)
Subject: Lyr Add: ON THE BEACH AT PORTOBELLO (Matt McGinn)
I used to have this on disc; the verses I can remember go as follows:

On the beach at Portobello,
Maggie fell in with a fellow.
His hair was black and his teeth were yellow,
Down by the Portobello pier.

His shoes were worn down to the upper,
But he bought her a big pie supper.
She thought he was trying to get...acquainted
Down by the Portobello pier.

They both lay down upon an impulse.
She said, "How d'you like my dimples?"
"I can't quite see them for your pimples."
Down by the Portobello pier.

They then lay down upon a sand dune.
He breenged [Scots = lunged] at her with reckless abandune.
She said, "Here, you, get your hand doon."
Down by the Portobello pier.

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 18-Sep-02.