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Fancying Colin

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 We all fancied Colin,
He’d lark about down the local rec
He liked to shout out ‘Flippin’ ‘eck!’
Then smile this big wide cheesy grin.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 We all fancied Colin
His stripey school tie was skew whiff
He had a nice smell you could sniff
If he sat by you in the classroom.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 We all fancied Colin
He ran faster than the rest
Could pass like he was Georgie Best
Then thump your arm for no good reason.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 We all fancied Colin
He could dodge and swerve the ball
Keepy-ups, headers – perfected them all
But had no idea how to be around girls.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 We all fancied Colin
I was the one who met his Mum
Would stand at the touchline getting numb
Then cut up oranges at half-time.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Well, we all fancied Colin
They say you don’t forget first love
So he chose football, that’s the rub
He’d practice with his footie mates
No time for girls, no time for dates.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 You see, while we all fancied Colin
Turns out he fancied this boy Robin.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 © Rosemary Dun 2005

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Notes

Again, this is another “cleaned up” poem. There’s a more adult one which I use in performance – but essentially they are the same. I’m sure many of us girls had a ‘Colin’.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/fancying-colin/