He could chat up the birds


Reginald Carey Harrison,
Sir Rex Harrison to you and me,
silver tongued smoothie
could chat up the birds as well as the animals.

Married five times to My Fair Lady’s
our Oscar winning ‘Enry ‘Iggins from 'Uyton,
charmed stage and screen audiences,
talking his way through lyrics instead of singing,
preferring light comedy and diner jackets
to depression the dark and the urbane.

Master of being everyone’s gentleman
he embodied the Scouser in all of us.

By A. Jones