Marriott Edgar

(1880 - 1951 / Kirkcudbright / Scotland)

Marriott Edgar Poems

1. The Jubilee Sov'Reign 1/3/2003
2. Uppards 1/3/2003
3. Up'Ards 1/1/2004
4. William Rufus 1/3/2003
5. The Runcorn Ferry 1/3/2003
6. The Return Of Albert 1/3/2003
7. The Recumbent Posture 1/3/2003
8. Three Ha'Pence A Foot 1/3/2003
9. Joe Ramsbottom 1/3/2003
10. Sam Goes To It 1/3/2003
11. Richard Coeur De Lion 1/3/2003
12. Fair Rosamond 1/3/2003
13. The Burghers Of Calais 1/3/2003
14. Balbus 1/3/2003
15. Jonah And The Grampus 1/3/2003
16. The Channel Swimmer 1/3/2003
17. Marksman Sam 1/3/2003
18. Sam's Christmas Pudding 1/3/2003
19. Canute The Great 1/3/2003
20. The Lion And Albert 1/3/2003
21. Queen Matilda 1/3/2003
22. Albert And His Savings 1/3/2003
23. Albert And The 'Eadsman 1/3/2003
24. Henry The Seventh 1/3/2003
25. Sam's Racehorse 1/3/2003
26. Little Aggie 1/3/2003
27. Asparagus 1/3/2003
28. Gunner Joe 1/3/2003
29. Albert Down Under 1/1/2004
30. The 'Ole In The Ark 1/3/2003
31. Goalkeeper Joe 1/3/2003
32. Albert's Return 1/3/2003
33. George And The Dragon 1/3/2003
34. The Battle Of Hastings 1/3/2003
35. Magna Carta 1/3/2003

Comments about Marriott Edgar

  • 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......

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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

Goalkeeper Joe

Joe Dunn were a bobby for football
He gave all his time to that sport,
He played for the West Wigan Whippets,
On days when they turned out one short.

He’d been member of club for three seasons
And had grumbled again and again,
Cos he found only time that they’d used him,
Were when it were pouring with rain!

He felt as his talents were wasted
When each week his job seemed to be
No but minding the clothes for the others
And chucking clods at referee!

So next time selection committee
Came round to ask him for his sub
He told them...

Read the full of Goalkeeper Joe

Jonah And The Grampus

I'll tell you the story of Jonah,
A really remarkable tale;
A peaceful and humdrum existence he had
Until one day he went for a sail.

The weather were grand when they started,
But later at turn of the tide
The wind started blowing, the water got rough,
And Jonah felt funny inside.