Dave Pegg

Home of the official autobiography - Off The Pegg

Dave Pegg

Home of the official autobiography - Off The Pegg

THE FESTIVAL (With apologies to Rupert Brooke)

Thanks very much to Steve Phillips for sending in this poem.

There is a corner of an English field
That is for ever ‘Fairport’.
A ledge, where every August,
We convene
And join our friends,
To walk awhile with them
To Jonah’s Oak,
And listen for the Fairport Bell;
Foretelling music
Sweet and clear,
Which drifts across the countryside
And pleases many an ear.

Two hundred years from now,
When time has flown
(Though who knows where?)
Will they still talk of days
When we all gathered
On this ledge,
Awaiting Fairport?
Simon, Peggy,
Jerry, Ric and Chris -
England’s finest every one;
Reply with a resounding ‘Yes!’
No, Cropredy will not forget,
For Simon’s spirit will whisper still -
‘Same time next year.....’

- Steve Phillips 11/8/2019

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