Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Ferry Cross the Mersey

Last Saturday I happened to be on a large bus full of people – some young and some old, speaking different languages, hailing from different parts of the world. But this was the Magical Mystery Tour bus in Liverpool, so our motley crowd had one thing in common – we had roughly similar tastes in music.

As we were passing the River Mersey, our guide mentioned that the river had a prominent place in pop music. He said, “Besides giving its name to Merseybeat, the river is also mentioned in a number of songs, notably Ferry Cross the Mersey, made famous by...?”

“Gerry and the Pacemakers,” fifty-two voices answered in chorus, and I knew I was among friends.

7 comments:

Rahul Saha said...

The guide also had a sense of reality when he said, "Liverpool is home to two great football teams - Liverpool and Liverpool Reserves".

Priyanka said...

Painful post. The one below this, however, is super nice.

Indecision Personified said...

There should be a 'like' button for posts too - for when you like a post but don't have anything much to say as a comment. Had there been such a button... I would have 'liked' this post.

Sroyon said...

@Saha: He also said, "Paul McCartney performed at Anfield in 2008. That was the last time Liverpudlians left Anfield with a smile on their faces."

@Priyanka: Thanks :)

@IP: It's good, it encourages you to think and be creative.

Penny said...

If i had to cross the Mersey on a Ferry I would want to have a cup of coffee to sip on thats as good as i could make at home on my keurig b70 gourmet single-cup home brewing system.

Penny

Ravis said...

Who is Penny?

Sroyon said...

@Raktima: I don't know.