The Town Hall Dances.

The Walsall Town Hall dances
That pass-out stamp on your wrist,
Old fashioned waltz's and foxtrots,
Before Rock and Roll or the Twist.

To dance holding your partner
Glide graceful o'er the floor
Hold your partner so tightly
Guide her toward the bar door.

Music back then was so tuneful
More melodious it has to be said
Unlike today's cacophony,
So loud it could waken the dead.

Remember the Clover Leaf milk bar
Drink frothy coffee and chat
Discuss the latest fashions,
With Rosemary, Miriam and Pat.

Walk up the ancient market
See what bargains are there
Book in at Wheeley's in Bridge Street
Michael will look after your hair.

Bouffant styles, flared skirts
These fashions were all the rage
Boot lace ties, pointed shoes
So happy were those days.

I could reminisce for ever
Time passed by so fast
Just think as you read this
Is nostalgia a thing of the past?
Written by 
Peter Wilkes.

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