They say your name was Ethel
A title gained at birth.
But I just called you Ma
For that is what you were to me.
Home is where the heart is
And you took yours everywhere.
Not one soul was left untended;
You succoured all who crossed your path.
'You have to laugh' was your anthem cry.
You smiled at life and gave us wings,
So that we might fly.
No one ever saw you cry&;#8230;
Bert will miss your mortal coil,
But no one can deprive him
Of the memories of your laughter
Or your chirpy cockney smile.