This years Panto Season is coming to a close again and our local stars at The Customs House have once again performed fantastically well. The Little Panto with the Big Heart has once again proved to be a massive success. The Customs House is an important part of the South Tyneside Community and we here at Cell Pack Solutions are always proud to be associated and support their initiatives wherever we can.
This years performance saw the cast celebrate 150 years of the Lampton Worm folk song. A song that has filled the ears of children and adults across the region, settling in their hearts and filling them with pride. If you aren’t from the North East and haven’t heard about the famous worm, find the song below (along with translations)
One Sunda morn young Lambton went A-fishing in the Wear; An’ catched a fish upon he’s heuk He thowt leuk’t vary queer. But whatt’n a kind ov fish it was Young Lambton cudden’t tell- He waddn’t fash te carry’d hyem, So he hoyed it doon a well (Chorus) Whisht! lads, haad yor gobs, An’ aa’ll tell ye aall an aaful story, Whisht! lads, haad yor gobs, An’ Aa’ll tel ye ‘boot the worm. Noo Lambton felt inclined te gan An’ fight i’ foreign wars. He joined a troop ov Knights that cared For nowther woonds nor scars, An’ off he went te Palestine Where queer things him befel, An varry seun forgat aboot The queer worm i’ tha well. (Chorus) But the worm got fat an’ grewed an’ grewed, An’ grewed an aaful size; He’d greet big teeth, a greet big gob, An greet big goggly eyes. An’ when at neets he craaled aboot Te pick up bits o’ news, If he felt dry upon the road, He’d milk a dozen coos. (Chorus) This feorful worm would often feed On caalves an’ lambs an’ sheep, An’ swally little bairns alive When they laid doon te sleep. An when he’d eaten aall he cud An’ he had had he’s fill, He craaled away an’ lapped he’s tail Ten times roond Pensha Hill. (Chorus) The news ov this myest aaful worm An’ his queer gannins on Seun crossed the seas, gat te the ears Ov brave an’ bowld Sor John. So hyem he cam an’ catched the beast, An’ cut ‘im in twe haalves, An’ that seun stopped hes eatin’ bairns An’ sheep an’ lambs an’ caalves. (Chorus) So noo ye knaa hoo aall the foaks On byeth sides ov the Wear Lost lots o’ sheep an’ lots o’ sleep An leeved i’ mortal feor. So let’s hev one te brave Sor John That kept the bairns frae harm, Saved coos an’ calves by myekin’ haalves O’ the famis Lambton Worm. (Final Chorus) Noo lads, Aa’ll haad me gob, That’s aall Aa knaa aboot the story Of Sir John’s clivvor job Wi’ the aaful Lambton Worm.
For more information on the Lampton Worm click here