He’s there in the archives with Shakespeare
A hero for our modern times
Rolled up his bones and got cracking
Caterwauling FA with his rhymes!
A dog’s tale is shaggy and ragged
His shorts in the mud were a sight
But his tackles were rugged and dogged
As was his bark and his bite!
So editors tell us what’s happening
With Basil cos he is much missed
Has he gone to that lampost in heaven
Joined Rover’s, he’s better than Ince!