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. Joe Ramsbottom 1/3/2003
7. Three Ha'Pence A Foot 1/3/2003
8. Richard Coeur De Lion 1/3/2003
9. The Return Of Albert 1/3/2003
10. Sam Goes To It 1/3/2003
11. The Channel Swimmer 1/3/2003
12. The Recumbent Posture 1/3/2003
13. Queen Matilda 1/3/2003
14. Marksman Sam 1/3/2003
15. Jonah And The Grampus 1/3/2003
16. Fair Rosamond 1/3/2003
17. Sam's Racehorse 1/3/2003
18. The Burghers Of Calais 1/3/2003
19. Balbus 1/3/2003
20. Albert And His Savings 1/3/2003
21. Canute The Great 1/3/2003
22. Henry The Seventh 1/3/2003
23. Sam's Christmas Pudding 1/3/2003
24. Little Aggie 1/3/2003
25. Gunner Joe 1/3/2003
26. Albert And The 'Eadsman 1/3/2003
27. Asparagus 1/3/2003
28. Goalkeeper Joe 1/3/2003
29. Albert Down Under 1/1/2004
30. The 'Ole In The Ark 1/3/2003
31. The Lion And Albert 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

  • 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......

  • 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

  • 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! '

Best Poem of Marriott Edgar

Magna Carta

I'll tell of the Magna Charter
As were signed at the Barons' command
On Runningmead Island in t' middle of t' Thames
By King John, as were known as "Lack Land."

Some say it were wrong of the Barons
Their will on the King so to thrust,
But you'll see if you look at both sides of the case
That they had to do something, or bust.

For John, from the moment they crowned him,
Started acting so cunning and sly,
Being King, of course, he couldn't do wrong,
But, by gum, he'd a proper good try.

He squandered the ratepayers' money,
All their ...

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The Jubilee Sov'Reign

On Jubilee Day the Ramsbottoms
Invited relations to tea,
Including young Albert's grandmother-
An awkward old . . party, was she.

She'd seen Queen Victoria's accession
And `er wedding to Albert (the Good)
But she got quite upset when young Albert
Asked `er `ow she'd got on in the Flood.

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