Francis Duggan


Danny Spooner


Danny Spooner was raised a London cockney he is a remarkable man
For one who is into his seventies he does seem quite full of elan
A historian of English working class people he sings old songs of the English Countryside
For many years he has lived in Australia where he is renowned far and wide
England's loss is a gain to Australia he is a credit to his Race
At the annual Port Fairy Folk Festival Danny Spooner does take pride of place
He tells stories of working class people and as on his old squeeze box he play
He sings old songs that he learned as a young man in his beloved Homeland far away
Perhaps one of the World's last working class historians an extraordinary fellow indeed
He is truly a fountain of knowledge and of more like him we are in need
So witty and so entertaining with thousands of old songs and stories to relate
One who came from working class people and their culture he does celebrate
The World needs more like Danny Spooner England's loss is Australia's gain
And the accent he was born into to this day he proudly retain.

Submitted: Monday, March 16, 2009
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