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Beat It! Saints v Bury

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 FA Cup tie, will you come?
You’re welcome but don’t bring your drum
We don’t want to cause ‘atmosphere’
Just pay your money and sit down here

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 You’re up for the tie, though it’s not plum
Bring your kids, bring your old mum
We’re looking forward to the match
But won’t allow your drummers on our patch

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Our own drums? Yes, we have some
You can’t bring yours, it’s rule of thumb
We’re not open to discussion
We simply won’t have your percussion

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 I know you think our ruling dumb
We have home comforts, you won’t get a crumb
We want your money to make up the crowd
But enjoyment? That’s not allowed

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Our crowd can sing till throats are numb
If we score we’ll have pandemonium
You’re not allowed a banjo to strum
If you cause a stink then we’ll let you hum!

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Notes

Southampton FC have barred the Bury fans drum from the 4th round cup tie tomorrow. I can see why; we allowed it at our Carrow Road
ground and they held us for a replay at their place which they won.
Beat the drum, beat the opposition!

The Bury fans have organised a petition to appeal the decision; I hope that the Saints will relent so that the Shakers can enjoy a big day out.
We in Norfolk can vouch for them – “they weren’t no bother”

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/beat-it-saints-v-bury/