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I Can't Find Brummagem (James Dobbs) Full twenty years and more are passed Since I left Brummagem. But I set out for home at last To good old Brummagem. But ev'ry place is altered so Now there's hardly a place I know Which fills my heart with grief and woe For I can't find Brummagem. As I was walking down the street As used to be in Brummagem, I knowed nobody I did meet For they've changed their face in Brummagem Poor old Spiceal Stret's half gone, And Old Church stands alone And poor old I stands here to groan For I can't find Brummagem. But amongst the changes we have got In good old Brummagem They've made a market on the moat To sell the pigs in Brummagem. But that has brought us more ill luck For they've filled up Pudding Brook, Where in the brook jack-bannils took Near Good old Brummagem. But what's more melancholy still, For poor old Brummagem, They've taken away all Newhall-Hill From poor old Brummagem, At Easter time girls fair and brown, Came rolly-polly down, And showed their legs to half the town, Oh! the good old sights in Brummagem. Down Peck Lane I walked along, To find out Brummagem, There was the dungil down and gone What? no rogues in Brummagem, They've ta'en it to a street called Moor, A sign that rogues ain't fewer, But rogues won't like it there I'm sure, While Peck Lane's in Brummagem. I remember one John Growse, Who buckles made in Brummagem, He built himself a country house, To be out of the smoke of Brummagem But though John's country house stands still, The town has walked up hill, Now he lives besidea smoky mill, In the middle of Brummagem. Among the changes that abound In good old Brummagem, May trade and happiness be found In good old Brummagem. And tho' no Newhall hil we've got Nor Pudding Brook nor Moat, May we always have enough To boil the pot in Brummagem. From Victoria's Inferno, Raven Written by James Dobbs (1781-1837), a Midland music hall entertainer. Compare to Paradise Valley. RG RG
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