Roger McGough

(November 9 - 1937 / Liverpool / England)

Roger McGough
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McGough was born in Litherland, Lancashire, to the north of Liverpool, the city with which he is firmly associated, and was educated at the University of Hull at a time when Philip Larkin was the librarian there. Returning to Merseyside in the early 1960s, he worked as a teacher and, with John Gorman, organised arts events. After meeting Mike McGear the trio formed The Scaffold, working the Edinburgh Festival until they signed to Parlophone records in 1966. The group scored several hit records, reaching number one in the UK Singles Chart in 1968 with their version of "Lily The Pink". McGough wrote the lyrics for many of the group's songs and also recorded the musical comedy/poetry ... more »

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  • Michael Walker Michael Walker(10/1/2019 8:06:00 PM)

    A poet who observes the small but significant details of life,
    sometimes in a humorous way. When i start reading his poems,
    I wonder what the ending will be. Roger McGough is like an entertainer.

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  • Michael Walker Michael Walker(9/19/2019 9:14:00 PM)

    I like his poems, except those which deal with food or trivial things. A great humorist
    of the language.

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  • Grammarboy 1234(9/3/2019 11:00:00 PM)

    Roger McGough is a cool guy.

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  • Michael Walker Michael Walker(7/25/2019 10:45:00 PM)

    McGough is an overrated English poet with an inflated reputation

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  • cathrin(5/25/2019 11:47:00 AM)

    where is what she did

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  • Robert(5/17/2019 12:02:00 PM)

    Is pillow talk here?

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  • David Jones(5/9/2019 12:49:00 PM)

    I was looking for a poem from many years ago. Maybe 45 years ago.
    it was a man a a bus and heard about a rumour that world would soon end. As people also hears it they started to make love. The end has still ended, but in a wat it has

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Best Poem of Roger McGough

Let Me Die A Youngman's Death

Let me die a youngman's death
not a clean and inbetween
the sheets holywater death
not a famous-last-words
peaceful out of breath death

When I'm 73
and in constant good tumour
may I be mown down at dawn
by a bright red sports car
on my way home
from an allnight party

Or when I'm 91
with silver hair
and sitting in a barber's chair
may rival gangsters
with hamfisted tommyguns burst in
and give me a short back and insides

Or when I'm 104
and banned from the Cavern
may my mistress
catching me in bed with her daughter
and ...

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