Oh Dear, Sooty is sixty-five, and I remember his early days in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
“C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s !”
Celebrating Sooty and Sweep
Spinning wildly, brain does a leap
Harry Corbett, Bradford chap
There, with Sooty on his lap!
“Izzy Wizzy, let’s get busy!”
Little Sue is feeling dizzy
Sweep is digging for his bones
Sooty’s Band a march intones
SIXTY-FIVE, those years so super
‘Wears a fez like Tommy Cooper
Matthew soaked, that naughty Sweep!
Studio in water deep!
Water pistol, Sue is ducking
Chicken drenched, there’s lots of clucking
Panda wants to go on strike (Sue)
Leaving on her brand-new trike!
Mischievous, S’ wand is waving (Sooty)
For a few more pranks he’s craving
Sweep is squeaking, droopy ears
Harry needs some wine and beers!
Magic spells dear Sooty’s planning
‘Shrinking bust of Bernard Manning (A former “large” and vulgar comedian!)
Setting fire to Matthew’s coat (Harry’s son)
‘Always likes to “play the goat!
My school days I am recalling
Education so appalling? (Grammar school!)
Teachers all like Michael Gove (All please bow!)
‘Might have gone to Woodhouse Grove! (School near to Bradford, West Yorkshire)
Cyprus ‘needs Dear Sooty’s magic
Situation really tragic
Make all Cypriots pay tax
System there is really lax!
“Cheers, Dear Sooty, always smiling
All theses years, of course, I’m filing
“Chapeaux Bas!”, a special “crew”
Sixty-five, yet still “brand-new”! “Yiamas!, Harry… R.I.P. X X You still make me smile, Sooty! X X