Jacko Wiseman died in the garden
he’d be the first to own up
never take on something you can’t finish
that took him by surprise.
Apart from that he was a capable man
more than ready with his fists
and anything that came to hand.
He knew the Krays and the Richardsons
did bits of business, never went inside
would always buy you a drink in the Albion
forever showing you his Buick
column change, bench seats
girls used to slide around in the back
a bit of a lad was Jack.
Everyone was there at the wake
Rita made a going away cake
he’d have liked that would Jacko.
The hearse and horses looked great
good name for a boozer said Rita
never seen her looking sweeter.
No doubt she’ll carry on where Jacko left off
always good for a ride
but she still has her pride.