Well Yer Did Ask



I worked at Heathrow Airport
Came home to see me ma.
I came with British Eagle.
Was quicker than by car.

But when the weekend finished
And I had to get me home,
Was then I really realized
All was different than I’d known.

I stood there at the Rocket,
With me gloves and little hat,
Waiting for the bus to come,
The number – what was that.

There it was, a big green bus,
I sounded like a geek –
‘Excuse me, can you tell me,
Is this bus going to Speke?

‘I’ve been on it hours, luv’
He chimed … this little nerd,
‘But from that time and up ‘til now
It ‘asn’t said a word’.


By Jean Neale