I’ve been in Birmingham today, the place where I was born…quite a long time ago!
Where Primark now stands in vulgar glory there used to be a posh department store called Marshall and Snelgrove. I was handy with the sewing machine and I remember buying some corduroy material which was richly patterened with crimson paisley swirls. I set about making a zip up jacket which I still have to this day. It brought me some good luck, I met one of my better behaved boyfriends whilst wearing it. My luck ran rather thin after that -but that’s another story!
I loved that paisley jacket
With its crimson twirls and swirls,
I’d made it to my own design –
Stood out from other girls!
I wore it to a party
-It was many years ago-
And I met a handsome fellow
Who set my heart aglow.
We danced away the evening,
And we frolicked through the years,
Until the crimson twirls and swirls
Just vanished in to tears.