Sunday, 10 February 2013

How Nottingham Were You?

“eight Shippo’s a night youth
with a pack of No.6
loyal to the local economy
proud owhere I lived,

never owned a Chopper though,
much to my chagrin,
every other Saturday
Trent End hooligan

serial movie matinees
up the ABC
a penny got the first one in
who let the others in for free

what shift you on youth
days or nights?
meet me at the Lions, you know, 
the left one not the right

later in the Market Square
old Elton hits the perfect beat
most Saturdays not rounded off
without the sound of running feet

and Sunday mornings up the caff
we’d cut the ale with week old grease
all ready for the lunchtime push
four pints of Shippo’s please