bryant hughes

Thanks for the memories - FINAL song to go to cast

So, after singing the song to my parents a couple of times (they both think I’m quite mad) we found a couple of verses that didn’t quite scan, so I altered them slightly, but otherwise it remains pretty much as it was when chelsiesouloftheabbey sent it to me.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you ‘Thanks for the memories’

Thanks for the memory,
For laughter, shocks, and tears,
Throughout the last five years.
For style and show
Up and below
And though the end is near
We thank you so much.

Thanks for the memory,
Of Violet’s witty lines,
Robert moving with the times
For Patmore’s wit,
And Spratt, the git,
For Carson and his wines
We thank you so much.

Thanks for the memory,
Of Isobel and her aid
Of Jane, the naughty maid
Martha’s money,
Days always sunny
The theme song that never fades
How lovely they were.

Thanks for the memory,
Of butlers in white tie,
Of Edith’s “little lie,”
Mrs. Patmore’s eyes,
Poor William dies,
And Daisy multipies!
We thank you so much.

Thanks for the memory,
The hidden bar of soap
Anna’s never-ending hope
War touched the Abbey
The fortune’s shabby
Cora helped Robert cope
We thank you so much.

Thanks for the memory,
Daisy afraid of lights,
Footmen getting into fights
Barrow’s injured hand,
Rose’s new jazz band
Grandmothers who are always right!
How lovely they were.

Thanks for the memory,
Of Violet and the phone,
Of teacups and of scones,
Toasters, mixers
Typewriters,
The wireless and the gramophone
We thank you so much.

Thanks for the memory,
Shrimpy’s Susan – rather cold,
Robert loves dear Marigold,
Innocent Ivy,
Ethel, Charlie,
Lavinia – her heart of gold!
We thank you so much.

Thanks for the memory
Of Molesley’s hair and gloves
The socialist that Sybil loves.
Horace Bryant,
So defiant
Who Mrs Hughes just hates! (sort of)
We thank you so much.

Thanks for the memory,
For tall Alfred, turned cook
Murray who keeps the books
For lovely Rose
Whom Atticus chose,
For the chauffeur’s loving looks,
We love them so much.

Thanks for the memory,
For our favourite ships that sailed,
Even the ones that failed.
For being “stuck with you”
Hope for Edith, too,
For Bates finally out of jail (twice!)
We thank you so much.

Thanks for the memory,
For the housekeeper who plots
And her man who loves her lots,
Those cute babies – they’re mini-me’s
And for Mabel – she’s a fox!
We thank you so much.


Thanks for the memory,
For Denker’s drunken fun,
The pigs that weighed a ton,
Pamuk the Turk
Young Larry, the Jerk
And Bunting who’s finally done!
We thank you so much!

Thanks for the memory,
One-liners from the cook,
From Mrs. Hughes – those looks!
A butler’s song
That came along
Hope Elsie’s still got Braithwaite’s book!
We thank you so much.

Thanks for the memory,
Sybil and Tom Branson,
Their battle, fought and won,
Cricket games
And flirty James
Garden parties well done!
How lovely they were.

Thanks for the memory,
For Carlisle, that boaster,
When Patmore dropped that roaster,
Baxter, Molesley – sleuths,
They found the truth,
And Hughes’s burning toaster!
We thank you so much.

Thanks for the memory,
Of Clarkson and the flu,
(Some hope he says “I do!”)
Joe Burns and Charlie Grigg
Molesley dancing a drunken jig
And dear Gwen, how we loved you!
We thank you so much.

Thanks for the memory,
When the Abbey was on fire,
Gregson’s fate is looking dire
Mary misbehaved
Cora saved the day
And Barrow’s still a liar!
We thank you so much.

Thanks for the memory,
Bricker flirting with the dog
Robert living in a fog
O’Brien is now a giraffe,
The Carsons got the last laugh –
And Lord Merton’s all agog.
How lovely it was.

Thanks for the memory,
When Vera baked that pie.
For Green (thank God he died!)
Gillingham, Talbot,
Napier, Blake
Whatever choice will Mary make?
We thank you so much.

Thanks for the memory,
Can’t wait for series six,
A baby Bates in the mix?
Will Isobel or Edith wed?
Will anybody end up dead?
We can’t wait to watch.

Thanks for the memory,
Of those we miss so much,
Matthew’s smile, his spark and such
Sybil’s grace,
Dear Isis’s face,
They’re ours whose hearts you’ve touched.
We thank you so much.

Thanks for the memory,
We’ve far too much to say,
Best saved for another day,
Our TV friends,
We’ve reached the end,
Oh look, how time does fly!
OH THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES!