Goole on the Web
Incorporating Wetwang-on-the-Web

Advance Goole

Some of the better grafitti in Goole When hardy Vikings journeyed south, a better land to trace,
They swarmed up the Humber mouth and found a biding place;
And here among the marshy sedge, with fish and fowl and fen,
They wrote a page in Time's great book with History's magic pen.
In Goole, little Goole they put the flag a-flying,
They throve upon the silted ooze, in daring deeds outvying,
With stilts they wandered through the bogs, by many a marshy pool,
And helped along the building of our Goole, little Goole

Then Dutch Vermuyden left his home, where land was won from sea,
He came to help the English king reclaim a fair contree;
He planned and schemed, digged and drained, till pastures green were made,
Some of the better grafitti in Goole And farmers tilled and ploughed and reaped, and blessed his wondrous aid.
In Goole, busy Goole he kept the flag a-flying,
He had the streams and ditches deepened, set the land a-drying
With herdsmen, teamsmen, toilers all, a-sharing in the pool,
A-helping on the happy work for Goole, busy Goole.

So time rolled on and then evolved the worthy A. and C.
Who built the locks, and dug the docks for trade to come to we;
With siren 's blast and hammer's clang, and railroad's humming roar,
They forged a cog in Trade's great wheel, that brings us wealth and power
In Goole, busy Goole they keep the flag a-flying
They keep the fairway passage open for the steamers plying;
With stevedores, masters, townsmen all, a-sharing in the pool
A-helping on the happy work for Goole, busy Goole.

Aye, know the fact, ye inland marts, a hundred years have sped,
Our speed and care have served you, and still we forge ahead;
Your products they are all our care, with service so secure,
We handle swift and forward straight, for 'GOOLE ADVANCE' is sure.
So in Goole, busy Goole we keep the flag a-flying
Keep the fairway passage open for the steamers plying;
With stevedores, masters, townsmen all, a-sharing in the pool
A-helping on the happy work for Goole, busy Goole.

And Goole's a-calling overseas to every foreign shore,
And are you needing coal for trade? Tom Pudding brings you more;
Just push your vessel through the lock at sun's declining ray,
We'll load you up and send you off before the break of day.
From Goole, busy Goole where keeps the flag a-flying
We keep the fairway passage open for the steamers plying;
With stevedores, masters, townsmen all, a-sharing in the pool
A-helping on the happy work of Goole, busy Goole.