Huddersfield Chronicle (15/Dec/1893) - That Son-in-Law

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That Son-in-Law

The son-in-law has been and gone,
He looked, then ran away,
Such valour certainly should live
To fight another day;
He viewed the place, saw Liberal fear,
Here, there, nay all around,
So he, before a blow was struck,
Returned to classic ground.
Ah! What a fearful plight they’re in,
These Rads, who loved a lord,
They’ve nought left but Smart Socialist,
Whose biting, scorching word
Knocks tem awry, does pulverise
Them as false promise-makers,
He is their scathing Nemesis
And gives them funky shakers.
How are the mighty fallen here,
In this dear Huddersfield,
Ah! Shades of Leatham, Summers too,
Who knew not how to yield;
Can it be true that this fair town
Has in the balance weighed
Her Liberals, and will no more
Be on their side arrayed?