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Don’t mention the War!

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Will you be there in Frankfurt
When we clash with Paraguay?
Will you be there in Nuremberg
To watch us do or die?

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Will you be present in Cologne
When we take on the Swedes?
Will you be one of those
Who sees it live in Germanee?

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 If so, count yourself lucky,
And make sure you behave.
Bring no shame on your Native Land,
And treat your hosts with grace.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 You’re not too keen on Germans?
They’re really very nice!
You’ll get on like a house on fire
If you heed this advice:

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Don’t mention Bergen-Belsen,
Or any such Death Camps.
But sing God Save The Queen with pride,
And pray we end up Champs.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Don’t mention Bomber Harris,
Speak not of busted dams.
Just sink a Stein of Loewenbrau
And try some cheese ‘n’ ham.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Don’t mention Dunkirk, Alamein,
The Crossing of the Rhine.
Talk not of cities laid to waste,
For now is not the time.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 It’s time for building bridges.
It’s time for making friends.
For Peace and Love and Brotherhood,
Not opening up old wounds.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Most locals you will come across,
They were not even born,
When Hitler’s Brownshirt, Jackboot Crew
Gave Europe cause to mourn.

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 The year is Two Oh Oh Six,
Not Nineteen Forty Four.
Sit back, relax, enjoy the match,
And DON’T mention the War!

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 28/5/06
Denys E. W. Jones

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/dont-mention-the-war/