One of Danny’s Boys

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 When I was a boy near Belfast, before George Best was born
I couldn’t afford to go to a game; my clothes were old and torn
Wireless was the best we had, and Celtic was the team
We sat and listened mouths agape, to games of the lads in green

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 For we don’t care whether we win, or lose or draw
Damn the hair we care
For we only know that there’s gonna be a match
And Belfast Celtic will be there.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 I can’t remember who played back then
In childhood’s hurly-burly
But one name sticks out from the other ten
That name is Charley Tully

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Belfast Celtic didn’t last,
Linfield is still around
But they haven’t a player present or past
Like that boy from Belfast Town.


Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/one-of-dannys-boys/