read next to the statue of local poet Ammon Wrigley of Delph.
Everbody sings Pratty Flowers, the Holmfirth Anthem
1. Abroad for pleasure as I was a-walking
On one summer, summer's evening clear (repeat 1st 2 lines)
There I beheld a most beautiful damsel
Lamenting for her shepherd swain
2. The fairest evening that e'er I beheld thee
Evermore with the lad I adore
Wilt thou go fight the French and Spaniards
Wilt thou leave me thus my dear?
3. No more to yon green banks will I take thee
With pleasure for to rest myself and view the lambs
But I will take thee to yon green gardens
Where the pratty, pratty flowers grow