Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Ode to Gold Hill

 Gold Hill is a bold hill

As steep as steep can be

At the top it's a fair old drop
But so much there to see

Wow and whoosh! The sheer drama of the panorama 
Is wondrous to behold
You could be flying on a magic carpet
But you're not you've just been told

'Course it was famously shot by Ridley Scott
For the Hovis brand
To the plaintive strains of a colliery band
And wasn't that just grand?!

[Hums] Daa-dee-daa
Daa-daa-daa dee-dee

But beyond the cobbles 
And beyond the bread
There's a lot more to Shaftesbury 
It must be said

Just Listen to Alfred
It's on every day
If you're local you can listen to Alfred
And have your say

Shaftesbury to Semley, Motcombe to Melbury 
You'll not be left out
What about the Donheads?! I hear you shout

Yes, Donheads St Andrew, St Mary, St James 
All within reach ~ not out of range
Community gossip, anything topical, anything strange

You text, you message, you post, you tweet
See? It's all rather slick and rather neat

[Hazel interjects]
You can record yourself too
Like you're fond to do

Captured on podcasts so it all lasts
Forever and a day.
Marvellous, eh?!

[Hazel again]

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