I Do

do you remember when
the coe-oee horse and cart
with there lovely cuzy tart
delivered to your door.
and the coal mans cart
with all that nutty slack
carried in a sack
and deliverd to your door.
The salt man, the soap man,
the man that sharpend knives,
what a nice suprise and
deliverd to your door.
No matter what the weather
the horse and cart got through
and deliverd just for you
to your door.
D'you remember the rent man
and you cracked on to be out
and hide behind the couch.I Do.
The one oclock gun
when all the girls from Sayers
headscarf's hiding curlers.
headed home for dinner
dreaming of a winner
on Littlewoods pools,I Do.

By Ted Freeman