"Aunt Lucy Broadwood" as written by and Bob Pegg....
Up flies the kite
Down falls the lark
Aunt Lucy Broadwood got lost in the dark.

Lucy left home about half past eight
And she hadn’t got further than the garden gate
When a big black bird dropped a stone from the sky,
Left Lucy there on the path to die.
Lucy jumped up and shook her fist
Saying, “Heres another girl from the town you’ve missed”
But she looked again and she was alone -
Nothing on the ground but a feather and a stone.

Up flies the kite
Down falls the lark
Aunt Lucy Broadwood got lost in the dark.

At the edge of the wood where the grass is wet
Up jumped a man with a clarinet.
Blew a note both loud and clear
And left it hanging in Lucy’s ear.
Aunt Lucy Broadwood was quite impressed,
Closed her eyes and started to undress,
Turned three times around and the man wasn’t there -
And all she could do was stand and stare.

Up flies the kite
Down falls the lark
Aunt Lucy Broadwood got lost in the dark.

Lucy went further than she knew she should,
She came to a house in the middle of the wood.
The door was bolted and the windows were barred
And she thought she heard the voice of her Ma.
So she called out “Mother, I know you’re in there,”
And up went the cry through the still green air.
If Mother was there, she never heard,
The only sound was the screech of a bird.

Up flies the kite
Down falls the lark
Aunt Lucy Broadwood got lost in the dark.

Lucy didn’t know which way to turn
When a bush behind her started to burn.
She though of Moses in the Holy Book
Turned around to have a look.
And who should it be but the devil in black
He blasted out of the ground with a crack,
Hoisted her up on his hungry shoulder
And carried her off to hell like a boulder.

Up flies the kite
Down falls the lark
Aunt Lucy Broadwood got lost in the dark.

Hell was hot and what was more,
Hell was a terrible, terrible bore.
She didn’t think she could last the night
So she opened the door and turned on the light.
The bulb fused out with a fizz and a crack,
And the door slammed shut on Lucy’s back
Up flew the kite, down fell the lark,
Aunt Lucy Broadwood was lost in the dark!

Up flies the kite
Down falls the lark
Aunt Lucy Broadwood got lost in the dark.


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