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An Ode to Walter

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 On a glorious February morning, in nineteen forty eight
A child was welcomed to the world, a future Rangers great

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Born in Lanark and bred in Carmyle
Employed with the ‘leccy board for a while

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 As a spark this boy would ply his trade
Until the arabs could see that he would make the grade

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 And in nineteen sixty six he would go
To Tannadice, to begin, The Walter Smith Show

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Nine years passed and Dumbarton made the call
And Walter gladly followed to help them kick their ball

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 After two years spent at Boghead Park
On a trip back to Tayside Sir Walt would embark

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 An injury to the pelvis would halt him in his prime
So he joined Utd’s coaching staff to aid them in their climb

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Scotland’s eighteens came calling, in nineteen seventy eight
And Walter’s guidance helped, to seal their Euro fate

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 The twenty ones would follow then with Fergie he would go
To the ninety eighty six World Cup, in sunny Mexico

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Back in Govan Glasgow, Graeme Souness was defiant
He’d take the Gers back to the top and wake the sleeping giant

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 Souness burst through the gates with a swagger and a plan
But he needed Walt beside him as his trusted right hand man

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 Three glorious years would follow, Souness and Smith were quite the team
But unbeknown to others Souness harboured a different dream

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 Off to the Pool he went, with Walter stepping up
He won the league by two points and proudly held that cup

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 The years ahead would bring great joy, to Ibrox we would go
To see the mighty Walter lead us to 9 in a Row

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 Mr Smith then decided it would be his last year
One more title to win in his Rangers career

16 Leave a comment on verse 16 0 The tenth title it seemed, just wasn’t to be
Rangers legend regardless, we all would agree

17 Leave a comment on verse 17 0 Over the next few years or so
To Everton and Scotland Smith would go

18 Leave a comment on verse 18 0 As the years went on Sir Walter knew
He had unfinished business, he had something to do

19 Leave a comment on verse 19 0 The Rangers for some time had been on their knees
So he marched back to Ibrox and took back the keys

20 Leave a comment on verse 20 0 No money, no titles for nearly three years
Three men were now here to wipe away tears

21 Leave a comment on verse 21 0 Athens, Lisbon, Florence and Manchester they would go
And as I sit here now we approach 3 in a Row

22 Leave a comment on verse 22 0 So raise a glass to Walter as he heads towards that door
Remember all he’s done for us and REMEMBER FIFTY FOUR!

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/an-ode-to-walter/