"b1bob goes to London" London by b1bob

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London was the last stop on the tour of my first foreign trip. We toured the Tower of London and had a picnic supper of fish and chips in front of the Houses of Parliament on the River Thames. My friend Geoff came down by train from Newcastle-upon-Tyne on the last night there.

ENGLAND SWINGS by Roger Miller

England swings like a pendulum do
Bobbies on bicycles two by two
Westminster Abbey, the tower of Big Ben
The rosy red cheeks of the little children

Now, if you huff and puff and you finally save enough
Money up to take your family on a trip across the sea
Take a tip before you take your trip
Let me tell you where to go
Go to England, oh

England swings like a pendulum do
Bobbies on bicycles two by two
Westminster Abbey, the tower of Big Ben
The rosy red cheeks of the little children

Mama's old pajamas and your papa's mustache
Falling out the window sill, frolic in the grass,
Tryin' to mock the way they talk, fun but all in vain,
Gaping at the dapper men with derby hats and canes.

England swings like a pendulum do
Bobbies on bicycles two by two
Westminster Abbey, the tower of Big Ben
The rosy red cheeks of the little children

England swings like a pendulum do
Bobbies on bicycles two by two
Westminster Abbey, the tower of Big Ben
The rosy red cheeks of the little children

  • Last visit to London: Jul 1986
  • Intro Updated Feb 27, 2003
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  • Raimix's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2011 at 7:52 AM

    Nice page:) I loved that "The forbidden photos are always the best ones" :D Actually I take photos even if I know it is forbidden :) Have nice weekend!

  • Propermark's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2006 at 12:24 PM

    This is the place I wanna be!!! I've always dreamt about England since I was a tiny boy.. I hope to visit soon

  • easyoar's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2005 at 10:54 AM

    I hate fish and chips! I bet Dee would like some other British food if she found the right place to try it!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Jul 7, 2005 at 11:07 AM

    ON this sad day in London, I needed a reminder of how wonderful this city is. You've provided that for me, Nat. I even smiled about you dancing with the ladies. The only British food I really adore is Fish & Chips.

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2005 at 9:53 PM

    The fish and chips made me hungry. thanks alot!

  • Eilian's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2005 at 1:33 PM

    Nice London page ;)

  • pedersdottir's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2004 at 9:00 PM

    Clever of you to get extra credit for a holiday!

  • Leipzig's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2004 at 12:02 PM

    Very good updates! London is the only place in Great Britain I have seen so far. I see there's much more to see

  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2004 at 9:26 AM

    Great London page Nat. Well my son has ketchup on his chips! As for the Beefeater, yours looks as if he is giving a little smile, which you say is very unusual.

  • zrim's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2003 at 9:29 AM

    B1bob knows his London history and his fish and chips.

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