The Battle of Wigan - Lancashire Poetry

PUBLISHED: 11:44 29 March 2010 | UPDATED: 16:59 20 February 2013

A Lancashire poem by Rtn Ken Murray PP

It all started just outside Wigan
on a hilltop with a Standish band
where I massed my army of pie men
to defend our name and land
For we were threatened with starvation
if we lost our pies and so
we stood tall, all ten of us, to the
shouts of, Hey up, lets go

The battle lasted ten minutes for
we were tired and forlorn
It looks like we have lost our pies
They have definatly gorn

St George, where were you when
we needed you the most ?
Now that all our pies are gone
well end up eating TOAST

Take heed, we will be back
to fight once more, was the cry,
for you cannt deny a Wiganer,
his right to a good meat pie

Rtn Ken Murray PP

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