"The Tunnel of Love" My life on the Traveling Fairgrounds, by rockabilly.

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Harvey

I ❤️ ASDA Magazine
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This is a haiku
Extremely overrated
Limericks are best
 

Erik

oopsy daisy!
Re: "The Tunnel of Love" My life on the Traveling Fairgrounds, by rockabilly.

There was a young gun Rockabilly
Who's attempts to pull were quite silly
He went onto the gaff
To get plenty of muff
And found himself a wonderful filly!
 

Rockabilly

Gaff Lad
Re: "The Tunnel of Love" My life on the Traveling Fairgrounds, by rockabilly.

There was a young gun Rockabilly
Who's attempts to pull were quite silly
He went onto the gaff
To get plenty of muff
And found himself a wonderful filly!

:lol::congored: Nice one Erik.
 

Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
Re: "The Tunnel of Love" My life on the Traveling Fairgrounds, by rockabilly.

There once was a cool rock and roller,
Who got worse as he became older.
He picked up the girls,
In between waltzer swirls,
And carried them off on his shoulder!
 

I'm Red Till Dead

John Robertson
Re: "The Tunnel of Love" My life on the Traveling Fairgrounds, by rockabilly.

I started putting Rocka's story in verse, but realising it could end up nearly as long as his book I thought I'd better stop at the point where he joined the fair. :O)

The legend of Gaff Lad Gary


A virgin wannabe fairground Gaff Lad
Worked in a cobblers (God, isn't that sad)
He'd dream of fairgrounds every night
And colour his walls with posters bright.

He'd sought a job as a signwriter
Which could have made his sad life brighter
Taking on the role of a devil
The man said, "Got a maths 'O' level"

Poor Gary, who's answer was a no,
Heard, "You can't do signs without an 'O'"
Gary, seeing his prospects hobbled
Ended up in that shop that cobbled

One day the fun fair came to his town
So seeking a job he headed on down
When challenged he choked (oh, what the f*ck!)
Said that he liked the art on the truck.

Asked by the fair man if he could paint
Young Gary, shocked, came, all over feint.
Yes, he said and did quickly depart
Soon to return with arms full of art.

Liking what they'd seen they asked the kid
To paint on their lorry 'Hissing Sid."
"From now on Rembrandt he'll be known
And he's gonna be one of our own"
 

Rockabilly

Gaff Lad
Re: "The Tunnel of Love" My life on the Traveling Fairgrounds, by rockabilly.

I started putting Rocka's story in verse, but realising it could end up nearly as long as his book I thought I'd better stop at the point where he joined the fair. :O)

The legend of Gaff Lad Gary


A virgin wannabe fairground Gaff Lad
Worked in a cobblers (God, isn't that sad)
He'd dream of fairgrounds every night
And colour his walls with posters bright.

He'd sought a job as a signwriter
Which could have made his sad life brighter
Taking on the role of a devil
The man said, "Got a maths 'O' level"

Poor Gary, who's answer was a no,
Heard, "You can't do signs without an 'O'"
Gary, seeing his prospects hobbled
Ended up in that shop that cobbled

One day the fun fair came to his town
So seeking a job he headed on down
When challenged he choked (oh, what the f*ck!)
Said that he liked the art on the truck.

Asked by the fair man if he could paint
Young Gary, shocked, came, all over feint.
Yes, he said and did quickly depart
Soon to return with arms full of art.

Liking what they'd seen they asked the kid
To paint on their lorry 'Hissing Sid."
"From now on Rembrandt he'll be known
And he's gonna be one of our own"

:tophat: That is absolutely brilliant Red! I love it.
 

Buckaroo

axe to grind
Re: "The Tunnel of Love" My life on the Traveling Fairgrounds, by rockabilly.

Hey Rocka, did you ever look in G-Force down Hockley when they did rockabilly inspired stuff in the early '80s?
 

Rockabilly

Gaff Lad
Re: "The Tunnel of Love" My life on the Traveling Fairgrounds, by rockabilly.

Hey Rocka, did you ever look in G-Force down Hockley when they did rockabilly inspired stuff in the early '80s?

I think that was a bit before my time. I spent most of my time in the Derby area during the early '80s.
 

Rockabilly

Gaff Lad
Re: "The Tunnel of Love" My life on the Traveling Fairgrounds, by rockabilly.

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Before and after.
 

Rockabilly

Gaff Lad
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Miniture Carousel. I hated painting in miniture.
 

Rockabilly

Gaff Lad
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I painted every single bit of this model, it was a total nightmare.
 

Rockabilly

Gaff Lad
Re: "The Tunnel of Love" My life on the Traveling Fairgrounds, by rockabilly.

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Joolz has just found this picture of the Gaff Lads in 'The Kip'.
 

Rockabilly

Gaff Lad
Re: "The Tunnel of Love" My life on the Traveling Fairgrounds, by rockabilly.

https://youtu.be/8AwTYQo8AUw

A view from the paybox. Terry Atha giving it some spiel. (shame about the 5hite music). Btw, me and Pete Tei, painted those Waltzer cars together back in 2002.
 
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