27. Oct, 2015

Young Television

Life seemed much calmer when I was young
Long before even Zebedee had strung
The Flower Pot Men with Little Weed
The Woodentops, Spotty the Dog the best we agreed

Andy Pandy with friends Teddy bear and Looby Loo
And of course there was also Picture Book to
Quick Draw MCgraw so quick on the Draw
With Baba Looey at his side to keep the Law
“Now hoooooold on thar, Baba Looey” MCGraw would shout
Baba Looey in the end would sort it all out

And who could forget Huckleberry Hound
“My Darling Clementine” what a wonderful Sound
Pixie and Dixie and Mr Jinks the Cat
Bo Bo Bear and Yogi Bear with his Trilby type hat

Popeye the Sailor Olive Oyl and Bluto the brute
String Ray and Thunderbirds in rescues pursuit
The Lone Ranger, Robin Hood and William Tell
Torchy the Battery Boy and Twizzle as well

Space Patrol, Tin Tin and Felix the Cat
And Dennis the Menace the little brat
Four Feather Falls his guns never clutched
They would swivel and fire without being touched

Fate gave us the indestructible Captain Scarlet
Who kept at bay the Mysterons threat
Bugs Bunny and Tweetie Pie and all of the rest
But who could beat Crackerjack was the best

All of this watched on a small black and white TV
You had to get close in order to see
The worse thing that happen and I’m sure you’d agreed
Was two shillings in the Slot in order to see

At a certain age reading this, making your way down the list
I’m sure you will inform me of the ones that I’ve missed