My Summer of Love (Molineux Days)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 my “Summer of Love” May 67
Down North Road to Red Lion St
just past the Molineux to get my “work permit”
so i could start my round

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 “Wanderers Ave” at Fighting Cocks
1970 working at Molineux selling Hot Dogs.
11p each folks and the odd penny paid my wages

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 “Yer can eat one and waste one”
the rest comes out yer wages” was the rule..

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Wolves v Everton..gas runs out
close kiosk give money bag to steward
wade through the North Bank in full sway
chant ‘n roar use elbows
on to pitchside round pitch
through players tunnel
nearly flatten Bill McGarry rounding a corner..

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 “sorry Bill..need a new gas bottle!”

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 May 1972 turning 18 graduated to the bar
Good training for the circus
Bottles of Manns Worthy E and Allbright
Pies Pasties Mars Bars Hot Bovril
served simultaneously
with free burns from moody urns
and the last half hour of the match free
once you’d scraped all the change up
separated out the onions mustard ketchup and general clag
and counted it all out
had it checked and bagged
wipe hands best you could
grab a cold pie if you could face it

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 “Off you go sonny – go and watch the match”
Kenny Hibbitt to Jimmy McCalliog….one-nil!

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Five minutes late one day
little side-door locked
no answer
to main entrance..
“You one of the players son?”

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 he was a kind commissionaire

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 “No” i said, resisting temptation…


I believe Lindley Catering of Stoke still have the franchise
and a Moxey connection.

Editor Note: Great memories Steve..
(Steve is a great blues guitarist/ singer-songwriter with Out To Lunch and long-time Stroud muso friend ..keep the faith Wolves fans .

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/my-summer-of-love-molineux-days/