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Billy



Billy


The jester’s reflection stares sadly back

Musing life’s pool of piss

The tramp’s face spied in a shop window pane

How has it come to this?

 

Once vibrant proud shipyards, soul of the Clyde

Slowly crumble to rust

Life ebbing towards his own final tide

When flesh will turn to dust

 

He’s hoping he has lit a lasting flame

A comedic fire fanned

For kind words, the awards and memories are

Just footprints in the sand

 

Last Supper, Parkinson, incontinence

Banjo, wellies, John Brown

Now behind all the work we’ve ever loved

Hide the tears of a clown

                                                                                                        

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Alice Carroll
Alice Carroll
3月01日

I give up. Who is Billy?

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Jarlath Busby
Jarlath Busby
3月02日
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Billy Connolly, Scottish comedian who has PD

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Martin Pickard
Martin Pickard
2月27日

Always felt like he was one of us - an ordinary bloke. Now he is one of us for sure. Good work

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Keith Trayling
Keith Trayling
2月27日

Wonderful and it catches the sadness of whatever you achieve in life, it will end. Billy has had a good innings and I'm sure he would be the first to say so. Made an awful lot of people cry with laughter and still is the one and only Big Yin. My ex in-laws were from Greenock and my father-in-law worked on the Clyde. So I heard about Billy long before he became well known. (Took me a while to understand him!)


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Alison Blevins
Alison Blevins
2月26日

Aww, it’s hard watching your idols tread this path. Excellent work, poignant and moving.

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Jarlath Busby
Jarlath Busby
2月26日
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Wrote this after watching the two part Made in Scotland documentary and was struck how downbeat he seemed.

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