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Kings Road chic changed the boy!

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The Kings Road boutiques greet you
with passionate red
A far cry from the days
When the family struggled for bread

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Spare some nicker guvnor
For your old man if you please!

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 I used to be the elderly chap
Who happened to be your first coach
Bearer of the brunt of all hardship
Until the Francs came looking to poach

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Spare lady Godiva guvnor
For your old man if you please!

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Ewutu Bwajiase’s proudest son
You’ve now gone on to become
All the trappings of prosperity
Now you’re greeted by a bongo drum

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Spare a tenner guvnor
For your old man if you please!

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 A dream to see my boy play
What a proud man I’d be
It’s a tad difficult though
When you live of fiddy pee

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Spare a score guvnor
For your old man if you please!

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Whilst you prance around with royalty
I live off a half noble
Sovereigns are your associates
As an icon you’ve gone global

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Spare pony guvnor
For your old man if you please!

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 And for your better half you indulge
House, car, splendid boudoir
Your future is assured
As sure as the night is noir

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 Spare half a ton guvnor
For your old man if you please!

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 I tried my best son
Got you that scholarship
Liberty and Bastia took the gauntlet
Bestowing the tools to equip

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 Spare a ton guvnor
For your old man if you please!

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 Your siblings and folks are so proud of you
The Ghana cap my victory cigar
Illuminated the village of Odoben
The day you became a black star

16 Leave a comment on verse 16 0 Spare monkey guvnor
For your old man if you please!

17 Leave a comment on verse 17 0 I don’t know who to turn to
The hollow pain I suppress
Your titanic success has left me
Destitute and penniless

18 Leave a comment on verse 18 0 Spare a grand guvnor
For your old man if you please!

19 Leave a comment on verse 19 0 Spare some crust grand guvnor
For your old man if you please!

20 Leave a comment on verse 20 0 Spare some readies guvnor
For your old man if you please!

21 Leave a comment on verse 21 0 Spare some Wonga guvnor
For your old man if you please!

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Notes

or – – The (ever grateful) Michael Essien story)

I’m very close to my Dad – and I wrote this after reading how Esseien’s pa is on 50 p a day. That and an obsession with profiling ungratefulness, be it within me or others. Or maybe it’s a sour grapes pop at one of the best midfielders on the planet, after Gerrard Houllier had missed out on a work permit for Essien to join Liverpool.

I’m sure that Michael probably experienced hardships as Essien junior was monogamous. The best part was when Mr Essien said that a £500.00 second hand gift of a Mitsubishi Gallant was untouched as he couldn’t afford the fuel. Young Michael must have some feeling, otherwise as he wouldn’t have bought his old man a car if the relationship was beyond repair.

Essy will do the right thing – he will look after his family.
Spread the wealth mate, spread the love!

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/kings-road-chic-changed-the-boy/