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Barry Joy – One of Our Own – NCFC

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 He watched us lose, he watched us win
Supported us through thick and thin
Enjoyed the wins, shrugged off defeat
Enjoyed his season ticket seat

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 One of us, he loved the game
Whatever the score, he sang our City name
Then came the match only dreams could choose
Play-off Semi against Ipswich blues

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 We beat them over two legs this May
To reach the final via Wembley Way
We sang our hearts out for the lads
In our yellow and green, we waved our flags

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Back to the big time after one season out
Our capacity crowd believe we’re in with a shout
That surreal Wembley final was such a thrill
Our best match of last season, beating ‘Boro two-nil

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 ***

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Like us, he cheered, he clapped, he sang
One of our loyal army of Canary fans
One of the good guys, now at rest
Heavens Dream Team only takes the best

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 No more your friendly face to greet
Sadly we mourn your empty seat
We’ll remember you as the green flag flies
As we stand and sing, ‘City ‘Til I die’ …

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Notes

For Barry Joy who died in July.

I worked with Barry for twenty years and still bumped into him from time to time down at Carra Rud. Barry was brimful of happiness and love for his family, his friends, his football. ‘A good ow boy’, taken too soon.

Will be remembered.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/barry-joy-one-of-our-own-ncfc/