George Dallimore Jr.
Charity entertainer George Dallimore Jnr. has started bringing a little happiness into the lives of the nation's senior citizens. George, accompanied by the Custard Brothers, and Linda on piano, is taking his sing-a-long roadshow around the Residential Homes for the Elderly in Worcestershire, England. The show which features music-hall and popular songs also includes comedy and the monologue, The Lion and Albert. This was first made famous by British music hall entertainer Stanley Holloway. George illustrates the monologue, about a family from the north of England who spend a disastrous day at Blackpool Zoo, by donning various hats, a trick he learnt from the late great Tommy Cooper.
Below you will find the monolgue. It is best recited with a northern accent.
The Lion and Albert
There's a famous seaside place called Blackpool
A grand little lad was young Albert
They didn't think much to the ocean
So seeking for further amusement
There were one great big lion called Wallace
Now Albert had heard about lions
So straight way the brave little fella
You could see that the lion didn't like it
Then Pa who had seen the occurrence
Then Mr. and Mrs. Ramsbottom
The keeper were quite nice about it
The manager had to be sent for
Then Mother said, "Right's right young fella."
The manager wanted no trouble
But Mother had turned a bit awkward
Then off they went to the Police Station
The magistrate gave his opinion
At that Mother got proper blazing