The Oggie Man was a man who sold “tiddy oggies” or Cornish Pasty’s as they are commonly known outside the Albert gate at the Naval Port in Plymouth. A classic Cyril Tawney song!
Well the rain’s softly falling and the Oggie Man’s no more;
I can’t hear him calling like I used to before.
I came through the gateway and I heard the sergeant say,
“The big boys are coming, see their stand across the way.”
Yes the rain’s softly falling and the Oggie Man’s no more.
It was there that she told me when she bade me good bye,
“There’s no one will miss you one half as much as I
My love will endure, dear, like a beacon in the squall
Eternal as that Oggie Man beneath the dockyard wall.”
Well the rain’s softly falling and the Oggie Man’s no more.