The Road To Banbury

A Big Surprise

From the album A Big Surprise

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As I was going to Banbury
I saw a fine coddlin’ apple tree
On the road to Banbury.

Chorus:
Fishes may swim, apples may fall,
But stranger things happen as I do recall
On the road to Banbury.

And when the apples began to fall
I saw five hundred stars in all
On the road to Banbury.

And one of the stars fell out of the sky
So I held out my hand as it twinkled by
On the road to Banbury.

And then the star became a spring
With seven young salmon a-learning to sing
On the road to Banbury

And one of the salmon’s as big as I,
Now do you think I am telling a lie
On the road to Banbury?

One of the salmon’s as big as an elf;
If you want any more you must sing it yourself
On the road to Banbury.

Words and music © Simon Mayor & Hilary James


Words and music © Simon Mayor & Hilary James
Illustrations by Hilary James

The Road To Banbury