Ode to 'Pool

Fantastic patois, crazy lingo
John, Paul, George, and Ringo

Tocky, Crocky, Walton on the Hill
Wah, the La's, three and in

Dockers, rockers, flying pickets
Liverpool, Everton, derby tickets

Ferry rides across the river
New Brighton baths made us shiver

Away days off to faraway places
Meols, West Kirby, Chester races

Paddy's market, the wig-wam too
Echo and the Bunnymen, they were cool

Dock Road pubs, Mathew Street
Listening to the Merseybeat

Days in the park, footy, laughter
butties and a bottle of water

Liver Building, Pier Head
Greasy spoon cafe, drunks got fed

This city is mine, it's where I'm from
800 years and still going strong

By Ben Crone