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FOOTBALL OCCUPATIONS.

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Acquired by our forefathers jobs,
comes our second name,
so lets check out some footballers,
to see past claims to fame.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 For the man who Phil Parkes, your Willie Carr,
you’ll never beat Paul Parker,
and the man who imitates your dog,
you’ve Wolves old Ritchie Barker.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Did Spurs’ Paul Miller work,
in the Yorkshire Danny Mills,
and did Mark Nurse of Swansea,
dish out medicine and pills.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Peter Taylor patched your pants up,
Joe Baker supplied your bread,
Terry Butcher chopped your pork up
and Phil Barber shaved your head.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Kingsley Black and Tommy Smith,
fixed your horses hooves,
and Stuart Slaters ancestors,
worked upon the roofs.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 The Walsall Saddlers they made sure,
you had a comfy seat,
and Barry Silkman made the purses,
for the rich elite.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 The Evertonian Toffee men,
made sweets that children like,
and the Crewe Alexander Railway Men,
taught the world how to go on strike.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Kevin Pressman pressed your trousers,
or did he write the news?
and the Northampton Cobblers,
looked after your shoes.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Was David Seaman in the navy
and work upon the ships?
and did Tony Waiters,take your order,
and work hard for his tips?

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Gordon Marshall took care of crime ,
with the help of Denis Law,
and Paul Mariner, would catch the fish,
and sell them to you raw.

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 There was a Butler who served at Swindon,
I believe his first names Stuart,
they reckon in his hey day
he was another Dennis Tuert.

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 Chris Coleman delivered black stuff,
to keep you warm in winter,
and Palace star George Wood,
had to be careful of the splinter.

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 The Hatters of Luton,
most of them insane,
they never were informed,
they had mercury on the brain.

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 Some say of Nicky Weaver,
that he often dove too late,
but as a trade, the ancient weavers,
wove just bloody great.

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 So that’s the end of ‘Occupations’
and playing around with names,
the football seasons started
so no more little games.

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/football-occupations/