Winding down to Dudley Beach
The gentle pathway goes.
And why Dudley is called Dudley
I doubt if anybody knows.
There's another place called Dudley
Near Birmingham, U.K.
Some immigrant took the name with him
When he sailed so far away.
Aborigines lived around here, first,
Traces of them are found;
Middens for their rubbish,
Implements in the ground.
I often think their lives back then
Must have been so very pleasant.
But mostly Europeans
Live around here in the present.
First there was a coal-mine,
And immigrant miners came;
That's when the name of the settlement
First received its name.
So one can presume a miner
Maybe a homesick one,
Gave the name to the coal-mine.
Maybe that's how it was done.
But, like many ancient coal-mines,
The Dudley Mine closed down,
And now it's a thriving suburb,
One of the best in town.
Because of the views of the ocean
'MacMansions' have been erected,
Wealthy people live there
And snobbishness is detected!
But the view presented up above
Is a timeless one, for sure,
As the gentle pathway goes winding down
To Dudley's beachy shore.
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