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Having A. BALL in Heaven.

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 There’s a knock on heavens gate,
and St Peter takes a peek,
see’s a feisty little red head,
then hears a voice, that starts to squeak.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 “Any chance of coming in?
my name is Alan Ball,”
and St Peter says,
“ just wait a bit,
I’ll go give God a call.”

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 St Peter returned quickly saying,
“ you’re more than welcome – lad,
there’s a place on that cloud over there.
right next to your dad.”

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Then Pete went off to do his thing,
and God came walking by,
and to the little red head,
he sincerely apologised.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 “Things ain’t been too good up here,
that’s why you got the early call,
our teams are lacking passion,
they required an Alan Ball.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 You’ll be playing for us Saturday,
we’re playing paradise at home,
you’ll be in your favorite position,
in front of Mooro and Labone..

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Harry Catterick and Sir Alf will coach,
they’ve formed an unholy alliance,
you played with Ramsey’s wingless wonders,
and Harry’s ‘School of Science’.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 The Saints will sing, ‘Go Marching In,
as your fans did at the Dell,
and the Pompey chimes will ring so loud,
that they’ll hear them down in hell.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 The Arsenal Gunners will give salute,
for your deeds for the Highbury cause,
and all across the country,
you’ll witness much applause.

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 But the greatest sadness down on earth,
will be on the blue side of the Mersey,
where Evertonians won’t forget ,
how you proudly wore their jersey.”

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 So when football fans this weekend,
clap their hands to show their love,
make sure you chant his name as well,
so he hears you up above.

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Notes

Alan Ball R.I.P

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/having-a-ball-in-heaven/