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Pavarotti, R.I.P.

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Italia 90 :
It’ll long be remembered
For all the big moments …
Pearce’s penalty miss
Packie Bonner’s penalty save
O’Leary’s penalty conversion
Irish pubs’ submersion
Platt’s over the shoulder hook
Gazza’s lachrymonious lapse
Lineker’s concerned : “Boss ‘av a look”
The big scoring little man, Toto Schillaci
The Rijkaard – Voller spat
Roger Milla making love to the corner flags
Waddle’s mid tournament scalping
Plus all the ensuing gags
And of course
The big finish
From the Big Man …

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Every time he reaches that crescendo …

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Even when I hear it now
It sends shivers up my spine
Song & tournament – so sublime
And all too often it happens, that copycat moment …
Clik ‘has a Gazza’

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 That year Pavarotti won so many new non-Opera fans
With that rendition of Nessun Dorma –
What a performer!

The heavenly choir now has another great performer.
Pavarotti died 06.09.2007.

From BBC Editorial :
In Puccini’s aria, probably the most celebrated moment is the climax, when the word “Vincero” (meaning “I will win”) is sung three times, with the third being the most dramatic – and this was where Pavarotti hit his most thrilling, highest note.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/pavarotti-r-i-p/