Marriott Edgar

(1880 - 1951 / Kirkcudbright / Scotland)

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Marriott, Edgar was born 5th October, 1880 in Kirkcudbright, Scotland and was half brother to the novelist Edgar Wallace. He toured with Stanley Holloway in 'The Co-Optimists' and was affectionately known to his friends as 'George'. He was described as medium height, quiet with a droll sense of humour. Edgar became known for his witty dittys such as The Lion and Albert, Aggie the Elephant, and The Magna Charta, which were immortalized in popular monologues by actor Stanley Holloway. Edgar died in London on 5th May 1951. more »

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  • Robert Stibbard (AUST) 02/07/2018 ] (7/1/2018 11:58:00 PM)

    I think Marriott Edgers poems have a touch of reality to them. The Blackpool Circus animals animals could
    have been cagedbehind the Marque. The Blackpool Zoo was a fair distance inland from Blackpool. Wallace
    was a big attraction at tha Circus. The Ramsbottoms must have lived close to the Circus because Dad sent
    Albert back with a shilling to see what the Tigers ccould do!

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  • Arelie Kwale (3/18/2018 1:25:00 PM)

    R.I.P for Marriot Edar

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  • Mike Dempsey (2/2/2018 3:29:00 AM)

    Marriott Edgar was a genius comedic monologue writer, whose work I greatly admire
    You can see and read more monologues written by me in tribute to him and in the same style
    Here at...... www.mikesmonologues.com

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  • Margaret Smith (2/19/2009 6:03:00 AM)

    I have just bought a cd of Stanley Holloway's unforgettable version of 'Albert and the lion' The sleeve notes say this was a real event which happened at London zoo because of the gruesome nature of the subject the location was changed to Blackpool. Holloway chose the audience at the Northern rugby league annual dinner and dance at Newcastle's Grand Hotel to give the performance which was received with great applause. This is a praphrase of the notes on Delta music cd 'The best of Stanley Holloway'. Can anyone confirm this as true and knows any more details of the original event? Margaret Smith

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  • Dick Avery (3/28/2006 9:23:00 AM)

    Albert and The Lion

    My brother Don recently added his comments regarding the Marriott Edgar Poem Albert and The Lion. I share his enthusiasm for the classic piece, especially considering the connection with our Grandfather Molyneux of Ribchester, England. I am disappointed, however, that he did not do so using appropriate comments written in Cockney Rhyming Slang. I'll see Don 'baked! '

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Best Poem of Marriott Edgar

George And The Dragon

I'll tell you the tale of an old country pub
As fancied itself up to date,
It had the word " Garage" wrote on t' stable door
And a petrol pump outside the gate.

The " George and the Dragon" were t' name of the pub,
And it stood in a spot wild and bleak,
Where nowt ever seemed to be passing that way
Except Carrier's cart once a week.

The Carrier's cart were a sturdy old Ford
And its driver were known as " Old Joe
He had passed pub each week but he'd never been in,
It's name even he didn't know.

One cold winter night, about quarter to one, ...

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