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Available on the album Caribou
Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Bernie Taupin
Piano:Elton John
Bass:Dee Murray
Drums:Nigel Olsson
Electic guitars:Davey Johnstone
Tambourine:Ray Cooper
Backing vocals:Davey Johnstone, Dee Murray, Nigel Olsson
As I lay dreaming in my bed
Across the great divide
I thought I heard the trawler boats
Returning on the tide
And in this vision of my home
The shingle beach did ring
I saw the lights along the pier
That made my senses sing
Oh oh Grimsby, a thousand delights
Couldn't match the sweet sights
Of my Grimsby
Oh England you're fair
But there's none to compare with my Grimsby
Through nights of mad youth
I have loved every sluice in your harbour
And in your wild sands from boyhood to man
Strangers have found themselves fathers
Take me back you rustic town
I miss your magic charm
Just to smell your candy floss
Or drink in the Skinners Arms
No Cordon Bleu can match the beauty
Of your pies and peas
I want to ride your fairground
Take air along the quay
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