“Horsham Boys”


Jarvis and James go to the pub and treat all the local low-lifes to drink, in the hope of buying their votes for Jarvis in the Parliamentary election. The rogues drink and smoke with the voters all night; the singer remonstrates with his fellow citizens

Historical references

  • 1847 - John Jarvis stands for Parliament

Cross references


  • Tony Wales, "Horsham Boys" (on TWales1)


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1927 ("A Parliamentary History of Horsham, 1295-1885" by William Albury)
Keywords: drink political
Found in: Britain(England(South))