LAST TRAM TO BROADWAY

Horse Drawn Tram, London Bridge via Bermondsey to Deptford High Street.
Demo recorded with Andrew Howell in Frome.

See the last tram to Broadway
Rickety racking around the bend
Like it has for all your life
It’s become your special friend

Took you there and brought you back
You remember every rumble
Along tracks from home to town
It never ever made a stumble

Last tram to Broadway
Hear the ringing bell
Last tram to Broadway
Ding dong ding dong bell

Gliding past that old red house
Where the station master used to live
The brakes making the wheels squeal
On this last day something has to give
The driver wears a sad frown
Silent passengers looking morose
Their faces show how they  all feel
One cut too many now as it goes

Last tram to Broadway
Hear the ringing bell
Last tram to Broadway
Ding doing ding doing bell

At the stop next to red House
A harlequin dressed to the nines
Dances aboard laughing loud
Clouds clear late evening sun shines
Stop frowning it’s not too late
He sings as the sunbeams dance around
Together we’ll stop this mess
This tram will keep rolling along

Last tram to Broadway
Hear the ringing bell
Last tram to Broadway
Ding dong ding dong bell

Harry Rogers, in Harriboy’s Hut, 2016