The Black Swan Inn

Black Swan Info

Performances of The Jolly Miller and Turpin HeroThe Black Swan was the inspiration for this song.
The words were rewritten by children to personalise them to our very special village.

As I rode through Marton one day

I saw a man and he did say

“You must come with me down to the river”

He pulled his pistol “stand and deliver!”

Hey, ho, Turpin Hero

I am the valiant Turpin O

Down in the cellar of the Old Black Swan

Soon all the best beer was long gone

Down there Dickie planned his next robbery

He planned to rob the Church you see

Hey, ho, Turpin Hero

I am the valiant Turpin O

Now he’s at the Old Black Swan

The Receptionist she has long gone

As he is now with her in the cellar

He is now her brand new fella

Hey, ho, Turpin Hero

I am the valiant Turpin O

He rode on past the Ingleby Arms

And rode on through a couple of farms

And there a few chickens caught his eye

and I think that is why he died

Hey, ho, Turpin Hero

I am the valiant Turpin O

He rode down to the Black Swan door

and he found what he was looking for

A cellar in which he wrote his story

Highwayman life of gore and glory

BlackSwanowner

The current owner of the Black Swan Inn, John Patrick approves the design layout