The Ballad of Eric Olthwaite
There was a lad from Denley Moor
From Castle Street he came
He made this dark town proud again
Eric Olthwaite was his name.
Oh Eric, Eric Olthwaite
You're the one they're singing for
Eric, Eric Olthwaite,
The King of Denley Moor
Oh, he told the world of shovels
to be found in Denley Moor
Of the rainfall that was static here
At twenty-eight point four.
Having checked the rainfall average
From the rain gauge he would run to
See Howard Molson put his shovel
Next to the other one.
(Palin & Jones)