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William Smith sings the poem that Dodgson had published in the Whitby Gazette in 1854.

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16. The Lady Of The Ladle
(Music: Tim Hunter; Lyrics: taken from Lewis
Carroll’s poem)

Smith: This is my song!
The Lady Of The Ladle, The Lady Of The Ladle
The Youth at Eve had drunk his fill,
Where stands the “Royal” on the Hill,
And long his mid-day stroll had made,
On the so-called “Marine Parade”
(Meant, I presume, for Seamen brave,
Whose “march is on the Mountain wave”
‘Twere just the bathing-place for him
Who stays on land till he can swim)
The Lady Of The Ladle, The Lady Of The Ladle
And he had strayed into the Town,
And paced each alley up and down,
Where still, so narrow grew the way,
The very houses seemed to say,
Nodding to friends across the Street,
One struggle more and we shall meet.

And he had scaled that wondrous stair
That soars from earth to upper air,
Where rich and poor alike must climb,
And walk the treadmill for a time.
Twere just the bathing-place for him
Who stays on land till he can swim)
The Lady Of The Ladle, The Lady Of The Ladle

That morning he had dressed with
care, And put Pomatum on his hair;
He was, the loungers all agreed,
A very heavy swell indeed:
Men thought him, as he swaggered by,
Some scion of nobility,
And never dreamed, so cold his look,
That he had loved- and loved a Cook.
Upon the beach he stood and sighed
Unheedful of the treacherous tide;
Thus sang he to the listening main,
And soothed his sorrow with the strain!

The Lady Of The Ladle, The Lady Of The Ladle

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from Tim Hunter - Living In A Looking Glass World, released May 17, 2019
Guy Manning: Lead and Backing Vocals,
Jasmine Isa Butterworth: Backing Vocals
Tim Hunter: Guitars, Synthesiser, Keyboards, Sequencing, Drums. 
Copyright © 2019 Tim Hunter.

All rights reserved. This work is registered with the UK Copyright Service: Registration No: 284728845

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Tim Hunter Knaresborough, UK

'Through his musical albums, Knaresborough composer Tim Hunter helps bring to life the stories and legends of Yorkshire's rich heritage.' Yorkshire Post 1st May 2020.
Tim Hunter is a singer/songwriter/producer. His musical compositions range from pop ballads through to classic rock and have been enjoyed by audiences both in Europe and the United States.
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