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Gather Rounds Lads.

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 HRH RH.(His Royal Highness. Roy Hodgson)
Speaking to the chaps;

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 “When the camera zooms in at the start
and that first chord wells yer eyes
Make sure you know the words, to our song by heart
Through out the bleeding side.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Never let the opposition
Show you up you with their finesse
So you end up stuck in that position
Where you’re seen as vocally inept.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 What starts off in the anthems
Can carry over to the match
So sing it loud and proud, just like them
Even louderer in fact.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 I don’t wanna see no miming
Or pretending you can’t sing
I wanna hear you belt it out in perfect time
So the folks back home join in.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 I wanna see arms around the shoulder
Portraying us all as one
You know like when we do them penalty shoot outs
The ones we’ve never won.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Hands on heart looks good as well
Before the rousing music starts
I know I’ve heard the joke that’s going round;
Rooney hasn’t got an heart.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Tears are good, so try and shed a few,
When the camera’s zooming in,
Like the ones, the fans at home have shed for you
In their frustration at your losing.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 No. Of course the mascots won’t know our tune
They’re all be ..how do you say it, Brazilian?
I know they’ll be wearing the same shirts as you
But trust me, they’re not a threat or after a game,
They’re just a bunch of local children.

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 So we’re clear on all this anthem lark
Like er…. hyming from the same page
Er.. Ray before the lads start training, I meant to ask;
Who we playing in the opening game?”

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Notes

Lets hear you all singing, back home in Ingerland lads. At least when you’re singing The Nation Anthem that is.

Oh I Do Hope We Win The World Cup.

Stay well, be lucky and keep smiling.

Peace.

Kev.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/gather-rounds-lads/