WORTHING WOOD (To the rhythm of Teddy Bears Picnic)A tanker, ICE PRINCE sank off the coast of Dorset on 29th Jan ’08 and jettisoned all of its cargo of wood. Mountains of it ended on Worthing and nearby beaches.

If you go down to the beach, today, you’re sure of a big surprise.
There’s tons of it on the beach today, you wouldn’t believe your eyes.

Seems, every plank that ever there was, has gathered there for certain, because
a tanker sank and jettisoned all of its cargo.

Every-one in the neighbourhood thinks they’re in luck, today,
with floorboards needing to be replaced and sheds that have had their day.

They do not care if anyone sees and hang around as long as they please
until they find a chance to have a quick nick.

Quick-nick time for passers-by, the lucky D.I.Y’s are having a lovely time, today.
See that gleam light up their eyes and watch them start to drag it all away.

Watch them gaily run about, they even sing and shout, “Just take a look at my stack.”
At six o’clock the policemen will stop them and send them all away
but not before they’ve made them put it back.

If you go down to the beach, today, you’d better beware your toes.
There’s danger down on the beach, today, it won’t be just hard stones,

for every splinter that ever there was, is gathered there for certain because
a tanker sank and jettisoned all of its cargo.

©  Marion Sharville 

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