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Journey of the Whisky Spinner

Beneath the moss veiled flagstone
lies a place by strangers never seen
Copper pipes, glasses and measures
abode of illicit spinning machine

Howarth stoops low in the darkness
as he dons waistcoat of steel
Below his costume of toile and graft
the potent waters he does conceal

From the shadowy depths of obscurity
Howarth clambers to stand tall
To supplement the farm and loom
refreshment to share with all

As he starts out on his journey
he samples the waters of the Grane
Proud. Independent. Free
Howarth wishes to remain

First call is Edgar Mawdsley
the Mayor of the Grane
Discreetly he shares the waters
as it lightens each other’s pain

Then its onward to greet the quarry men
as they share a moment of reprieve
Bleak weather taunts them heartlessly
as it drives to force them to their knees

Down the incline and on to Chapel Row
Peels Boy’s of blue the waters to impart
Excise men twenty years of failure
spinners waters freely played its part

Next stop is via the Turnpike road
to share at Haslingden Fair
Howarth staggers stone wall accompanied
Alice awaits him most eagerly there

One final quench of the potent waters
as he drains the waistcoat dry
No recompense did he strive to gather
Alice child shackled sustenance to supply

Howarth ashamed seeks a way of departure
To avoid the impending scene
To the Boy’s in Blue he furtively signals
They know exactly what he means

Peels Boys cuff and arrest him
Howarth pleads his innocence that day
Alice protests, defiant and supportive
as her poor husband is carted away

Journey Of The Whiskey Spinner (2017)

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This artwork is sold by Chris Whalen from United Kingdom

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