Budleigh Salterton Railway

This song was found in the Sabine Baring-Gould collection of folk songs of Devin and Cornwall in the British Liubrary.

My friends there's a railway 'll be made so I'm told,
All along, down along, out by the sea,
So us shan't be no longer left out in the cold,
From Tipton, droo' Harpford, Newton Poppleford, past Colaton, East Budleigh, by Otterton,
Budleigh Salterton, Bicton and All, Budleigh Salterton Bicton and All.

Now some neighbours have raised up a terrible talk,
All along, down along, out by the Exe,
They say us don't want 'un and can very well walk,
From Tipton, droo' Harpford, Newton Poppleford, past Colaton, East Budleigh, by Otterton,
Budleigh Salterton, Bicton and All, Budleigh Salterton Bicton and All.

To the great House of Lords they went and they sweared,
All along, down along, out by the Docks,
That at present we're well and conveniently served,
From Exmouth, by Cranford, stop at Halfway, past Liverton, by the Gravel-pit, down Knowle Hill
Into Salterton, Budleigh and All, Into Salterton Budleigh and All

That no faster conveyance than Mortimore's 'bus,
Jog along, walk along, crawl along - Stop!
Could be wanted to carry the stoutest of us,
From Exmouth, by Cranford, stop at Halfway, past Liverton, by the Gravel-pit, down Knowle Hill
Into Salterton, Budleigh and All, Into Salterton Budleigh and All

That the Docks and all Tradesmen of Exmouth must fail,
All along, down along, round by the Strand,
When supplies and our Visitors reach us by rail,
From Tipton, droo' Harpford, Newton Poppleford, past Colaton, East Budleigh, by Otterton,
Budleigh Salterton, Bicton and All, Budleigh Salterton Bicton and All.

We should carry they say in a week and a half,
All along, down along, over the line,
But a lobster, a goose, two pigs and a calf,
From Tipton, droo' Harpford, Newton Poppleford, past Colaton, East Budleigh, by Otterton,
Budleigh Salterton, Bicton and All, Budleigh Salterton Bicton and All.

Then Lord Rosebery and Gladstone they ups and they says.
All along, down along, up by the Thames,
'Free Trade you must have and a railway that pays''
From Tipton, droo' Harpford, Newton Poppleford, past Colaton, East Budleigh, by Otterton,
Budleigh Salterton, Bicton and All, Budleigh Salterton Bicton and All.

'What Exmouth is asking is nought but protection''
All along, go along, fiddle-de-dee,
'So of a through line, you must make the first section,''
From Tipton, droo' Harpford, Newton Poppleford, past Colaton, East Budleigh, by Otterton,
Budleigh Salterton, Bicton and All, Budleigh Salterton Bicton and All.

Now when that is made we don't mean to rest,
All along, down along, down by the sea,
For a railway right through will clearly be best,
From Tipton, droo' Harpford, Newton Poppleford, past Colaton, East Budleigh, by Otterton,
Budleigh Salterton, Bicton and All, Budleigh Salterton Bicton and All.

Now if Salterton merchants can't meet the demand,
All along, out along, down by the sea,
Why Exmouth can send their coals, sugar and sand,
From Exmouth, by Cranford, stop at Halfway, past Liverton, by the Gravel-pit, down Knowle Hill
Into Salterton, Budleigh and All, Into Salterton Budleigh and All


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