"Grimsby" as written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin....
As I lay dreaming in my bed
Across the great divide
I thought I heard the trawler boats
Returning on the tide
And in this vision of my home
The shingle beach did ring
I saw the lights along the pier
That made my senses sing

Oh oh Grimsby, a thousand delights
Couldn´t match the sweet sights
Of my Grimsby
Oh England you´re fair
But there´s none to compare with my Grimsby
Through nights of mad youth
I have loved every sluice in your harbour
And in your wild sands from boyhood to man
Strangers have found themselves fathers

Take me back you rustic town
I miss your magic charm
Just to smell your candy floss
Or drink in the Skinners Arms
No Cordon Bleu can match the beauty
Of your pies and peas
I want to ride your fairground
Take air along the quay


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"Grimsby" as written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin

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    General CommentOkay this song is so great! I love it! Way to go Elton John!! There's something I really like about this song and I keep listening to it. Very catchy! Elton John is the Best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Maddy999on August 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNOW ! BEFORE ANYBODY STARTS, THIS SONG IS DEFINI
    TELY NOT ABOUT REPRESSED HOMOSEXUALITY ! IT,S ABOUT GRIMSBY,ENGLAND
    harmoneeon July 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree with harmonee, but that song is not only about the seaport Grimsby, UK. I think, it is mainly about a the Partition of India (..."the great divide") in 1947, when the british people came back to their hometowns. And the person in that song, was born in Grimbsy and loved that town. So that's what the song is about...
    torteforteon January 27, 2011   Link

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