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Lord Attenborough CBE, RIP

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Dear Dickie
Dear, dear, Dickie
You’ll be sadly missed darling
Our quintessential luvvie
Who put on the best grease-painted face
Of British film and cinematography

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 But personally, it’s sport and geography
That binds us –
As a Richmond boy
I’d pass your house every morning
My mammy and I, crossing the Green
Heading down to the Thames
When we went to feed the ducks

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 You were magnificent as an auteur
Parading the red carpet in your tux
For Gandhi, Jurassic Park
Cry Freedom, Brighton Rock
Miracle on 34th Street:
Beguiling as Santa, you made us sigh
But what brings a tear to my eye
Is your position of esteem
As the figurehead for our team
For our shared love
Where we’ll miss your esprit
Here at
Chelsea FC

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Notes

Lord Attenborough CBE 1923 – 2014

Actor, Director, Producer

More importantly
Life President of Chelsea FC

Most importantly
A beloved family man, loved by all

My favourite quote from him:

In 2008 Lord A became Life President.
On being handed a commemorative plate to mark the occasion, he said:

‘I’ll sweep the Oscars off the mantelpiece and put this plate right on top now. It means as much to me as any award or honour I have been given in the past.’
He meant it – he adored Chelsea FC.

taken from ….

The Club’s official obituary:

http://www.chelseafc.com/news/latest-news/2014/08/lord-attenborough-1923-2014.html

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/lord-attenborough-cbe-rip/