Roger McGough

(November 9 - 1937 / Liverpool / England)

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  • Ghdf Yuhvv Ghdf Yuhvv (6/15/2019 6:24:00 AM)

    McGough was born in Litherland, Lancashire, http: // 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 196

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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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  • Christina Dee (5/8/2019 4:41:00 AM)

    Radio 4. 8th May.Poem about Liverpool and Everton football teams.👍

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  • June Gargrave (5/2/2019 3:44:00 AM)

    I remember Roger McGough reading some of his own poems at the City of London Fair which took place in the
    City at lunchtime many years ago (I have been retired for 28 years) . I was quite new to his poems then but I enjoyed hearing him and also the likes of Judi Dench reading poems in City churches for free in the lunchtime during June each summer. Have not heard any poets reading their own poems since.

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  • another from luke (4/8/2019 5:10:00 PM)

    if i meet this guy he would already be on the ground unconscious

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  • lukey (4/8/2019 5:05:00 PM)

    shocking pedo disgusting old creature

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  • John S (3/29/2019 11:40:00 AM)

    He's been a favourite of mine since the early 60s and still reading him now.

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  • Louise (3/7/2019 3:42:00 AM)

    Read all of them very good

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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 ...

Read the full of Let Me Die A Youngman's Death

The Trouble With Snowmen

'The trouble with snowmen,'
Said my father one year
'They are no sooner made
than they just disappear.

I'll build you a snowman
And I'll build it to last
Add sand and cement
And then have it cast.

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