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Bert Williams, The Original ‘Cat’

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 When all honour has been distributed,
elders discuss what they all contributed.
So lets not forget the original ‘cat’,
he deserves this ode as simple as that.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 From Bradley near Bilston he came,
Walsall to Wanderers shopfloor to fame.
School leaver to milk lorry tank maker at that,
Bert Williams, the original ‘cat’.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 In the RAF in his prime he became number one,
his Wolves and England days are long gone.
Don’t tell the men of Molineux that,
Bert Williams, the original ‘cat’.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 They still talk of Bert as of yesterday,
a legend of legends he is today.
Roll necked jumper, long shorts and all that,
Bert Williams, the original ‘cat’.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 He’s got pictures and medals displayed on a shelf,
Don’t take it from me go and find out yourself.
Tell your grandad that you want a chat,
about Bert, the original ‘cat’.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Now all young keepers out there,
every town, every team, everywhere.
When you’re diving about well he’s done all that,
Bert Williams, the original ‘cat’.

Bert Williams (1920-2014) RIP
A legend amongst legends from the golden fifties.

Editor Note: This poem re-published in memorium
(First published on Football Poets 2009).

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/bert-williams-the-original-cat-2/