Mum Went To London (the Marathon Song)

by John Gill

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About a mum that went to London to run in the Marathon - a real-life story. She was physically disabled and did it dressed as a chicken!
Additional vocals by Isabelle Morton & the kids of Matlock Bath!


Marathon Mum (the Marathon song)
Mum went to London to run in the Marathon
We all wished her luck as she went on out the door
Mum went to London she put her shorts and trainers on
She ran much further than she’d ever run before

Verse 1
Forty-thousand people waiting in the park
Waiting for a great big gun to make them start
There was a river made of humans running down the road
I thought London Bridge must be bending with the load when…

Repeat chorus

Verse 2
We saw her after five miles running and a-waving
We saw her after fifteen running and a-smiling
We saw after twenty five she was looking very tired
We saw her at the end she was laughing she was crying when…

Repeat chorus

Repeat chorus but sing ‘she ran in the Marathon’


released April 18, 2017
Written, sung & played by John Gill.
Additional vocals by Isabelle Morton & the kids of Matlock Bath!



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John Gill Derby, UK

John first discovered the power of song-writing when he made the school bully cry with a song he wrote about a dying dog. Since then he has amassed an enviable catalogue of songs written for many and varied audiences including children. There are songs to make us laugh, think, to make our heart break or sing. And songs that just, simply, make you want to dance and sing into the early hours... ... more

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