The 2006 Song
(to the tune of 'Jerusalem')
And did those squash in ancient times
Grow upon Kettering’s gardens green?
And were those beauteous, golden fruits
Hollowed and carved for Halloween?
And did the compost, rain and sun
Give forth such tasty fruits of fun?
And was a pumpkin king ever crowned
In Kettering’s green and pleasant land?
Bring me my hoe of stainless steel
Bring me my barrows of manure
Bring me my spade, O hose unreel
Bring me my chariot of fire
I will not cease from sowing seeds
Nor shall my fork sleep in my hand
Till we have crowned the pumpkin king
In Kettering’s green and pleasant land!