Missing in London Town

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Watched a moc-documentary last Friday night
An old one from Nineteen-Sixty-Six
About a young girl seeking fun and kicks
In the swinging Town of London.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Her name was Cathy Ward
She was young, spirited and free
And from the boredom of suburbia
She made her mind to flee
To the swinging Town of London.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 But she soon found herself in trouble
Ended up living out and down
On those unforgiving, filthy, streets
Of a grimy London town
“Cathy Come Home” was the plea
And she did just that eventually.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Watched a film last Saturday night
About a Collier dog called Lassie
Blaming allergies for my tears
When Lassie went off to roam
But when the film had ended up
Lassie – had come home.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Watched a match last Sunday night
Between England and the boys from Rome
A frenzied nation screaming
Pointing at the football
And begging the English kicking it
Could they please now

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 It ended up in tears that night
Though two out of three aint bad
Cathy and Lassie both came on home
But the football ending’s sad
Overall the players were brilliant
They let no-body down
But the football is still missing
Somewhere in London Town



Some of you of a certain vintage might remember the controversial documentary style play called ‘Cathy come Home” It was written by Ken Loache and was talked about for decades afterwards.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/missing-in-london-town/