WE WUN’T BE DRUV

W Victor Cook wrote:

Some folks as come to Sussex,

They reckons as they know -

A durn sight better what to do

Than simple folks, like me and you,

Could possibly suppose.

But them as comes to Sussex,

They mustn’t push and shove,

For Sussex will be Sussex,

And Sussex won’t be druv!

Mus Wilfred come to Sussex,

Us heaved a stone at he,

Because he reckoned he could teach

Our Sussex fishers how to reach

The fishes in the sea.

But when he dwelt among us,

Us gave un land and luv,

For Sussex will be Sussex,

And Sussex won’t be druv!

All folks as come to Sussex

Must follow Sussex ways -

And when they’ve larned to know us well,

There’s no place else they’ll wish to dwell

In all their blessed days -

There ant no place like Sussex,

Until ye goos above,

For Sussex will be Sussex,

And Sussex won’t be druv!”

I would add the following verse and refrain:

We are cyclists in Sussex

We ride the highways and the byways

We know each road, turn and pothole well

There’s no place else we’d ever wish to dwell

Assertively and true

We are oft given space

To do the thing we luv

There ant no place like cycling in Sussex

And Sussex Cyclists wunt be druv!

Further works:

Wikipedia – ‘We Wunt be Druv’