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Old neighbours

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Ah Mabel, stop your staring out the window,
You know quite well who’s moving in next door.
Why yes, I read about them in the Indo,
But darling, weren’t we once the nouveau-poor?

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Do you recall the pain when we were leaving
That swanky neighbourhood we used to love?
Now it seems, they’re finally receiving
The same strong dose of fate from up above.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 I’ve heard their fall from grace was full of rancour,
I even heard they had to change their name.
It seems that they were shafted by a banker –
Isn’t football such a funny game?

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 The stories of their fall were quite salacious,
You laughed so hard it nearly made you cry.
But darling, we should not be so ungracious,
Its time those sleeping dogs were left to lie.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 It seems to me the neighbourhood’s improvin’
The Derry lads have moved in up the street.
All it needs is Bohs and Pats to move in
And then the circle will be made complete.

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Notes

Our first match in this desolate First Division against recently demoted old rivalsCork City or Cork CoCo Pops Foras, or whatever they have to call themselves now.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/old-neighbours/