Hurtle Through a Portal

Hurtle through a portal
Tell us what you see
Folk of every sort’ll
Be making history

History through a portal
It’s like a mummer’s play
Everything you’re taught’ll
Be tell’d a different way

Chorus: Wi’ mi

Underneath Orion
To the Warren House and then
From the mouth of the lion
Through the Eye and back again

Hurtle through a portal
I do it every day
Each and every mortal
Deserves a little say

You can chunter, you can chortle
It’s all imagining
T’ parish through a portal
It changes everything

Chorus: Wi’ mi

Underneath Orion
To the Warren House and then
From the mouth of the lion
Through the Eye and back again

Between the Upper Haugh
And the Nether I’ll be bound
T’navigators morph
Into colliers underground

And if poetry’s a portal
Song’s a window-sill
And any word that’s caught’ll
Be fettled in the mill

Chorus: Wi’ mi

Underneath Orion
To the Warren House and then
From the mouth of the lion
Through the Eye and back again

Around the Silver city
Sithee, down the Roman Banks
Sundays, sitting pretty
Giving thanks to Mester Shanks

New rec or old rec
Traversing the dike
To t’Wall o’ Death at Aldwarke
Love, you’ve never seen the like

Chorus: Wi’ mi

Underneath Orion
To the Warren House and then
From the mouth of the lion
Through the Eye and back again

Conjure up a portal
Venture, lass and lad
Clamber through and dawdle
Or you’ll allus wish you had

Little Don and Myrtle
Beyond the muck and soot
They’ve charted every portal
From t’ Canyon up to t’ Cut

Chorus: Wi’ mi

Underneath Orion
To the Warren House and then
From the mouth of the lion
Through the Eye and back again

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