2nd February 2020

2nd February 2020 


Here are the lyrics for two songs about the Torquay Pageant of 1924. Elaine wrote the lyrics for the opening verses and I wrote the rest.

The Torquay Pageant Part One


A passion for the past took the counties over

With historical pageants from Sherborne to Dover

In a seaside town in nineteen twenty four

There was a pageant, Torquay had not had one before


Off to Rock End gardens

In the June sunshine

To enjoy the pageant

To have a real good time


Now Mister Arthur Aplin a hero from the war

He was the pageant master his novels I adore

A playwright and an actor, he knew a thing or two

He said to the town, now it's up to you


Off to Rock End gardens

In the June sunshine

To enjoy the pageant

To have a real good time


Vice Admiral McCully happened to be in Torbay

He opened the pageant during his short stay


Off to Rock End gardens

In the June sunshine

To enjoy the pageant

To have a real good time


Now the pageant is forgotten and few will ever know

Of the many thousands who enjoyed the show

Yes the pageant is forgotten and few will ever know

Of the many thousands who enjoyed the show



The Torquay Pageant Part Two


Over looking Torbay on a perfect June day

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