The Day That Gracie Fields Came to Town

an introduction from Shirley

The Day That Gracie Fields Came To TownShirley Novak
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In 1939, we had a day off from the mine

And with polished boots and Brylcream in his hair

He gave the picture by the door a kiss, a wink, we’ll say no more

On the day that Gracie Fields came to town

 

The picture house stood tall, Monty leaned against the wall

As the growing crowds pushed forward in the rain

We all let out a cheer, as the motorcade drew near

On the day that Gracie Fields came to town

 

Gracie, our Gracie

‘Pride of our alley’, ‘Queen of Hearts’

We’ll be ‘Singing as You Go’

‘Wish us luck’ and wave hello,

On the day that Gracie Fields came to town

 

When she took to the stage, her songs were all the rage

‘The Biggest Aspidistra in the World’

Made us all sing along, even Monty’s voice was strong

On the day that Gracie Fields came to town

(Caroline Bonnett/Shirley Novak ©2020)