«Nice to meet you, to meet you, nice!»
That sums up Brucie in a trice
After such a long career
Seventy-five years the Beeb makes clear
Your smile and cheeky repartee
And twinkly eyes, have ceased to be...
Mainstay of Palladium stage
When Variety was all the rage
You trod those boards with tap-dance feet
Not many have skills that compete.
Stage presence, dapper, in control
With audiences, on a roll!
Panto and Generation Game
Suave performer, household name
In «Strictly» once more right out front
Not adverse to a tap-dance stunt!
Long after many had retired
Past eighty, you were still inspired!
Down here the show must still go on
But it is hard now you are gone...
(c) Poet in the woods 2017
Born: 22nd February, 1928
Died: 18th August, 2017