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Pilgrimage to Knock

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The bus departs at eight o’clock,
And booking is essential.
The annual pilgrimage to Knock
Is highly providential.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 We’ll go around the church three times,
Reciting incantations,
And when the church bell slowly chimes,
We’ll make our presentations.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 We’ll ask the good St. Bonicef
To grant us all a favour,
That, with a strong away-team ref,
We’ll get a win to savour.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 We’ll bow our heads in silent prayers,
And sprinkle incense lightly,
And genuflect with graceful flair,
And clutch our relics tightly.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 We’ll pray that Jayo’s goal drought ends
On Shels’ Icelandic saga,
And that our thirsty travelling friends
Can find a pint of lager.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 To St. Jerome we’ll bend our knees,
Extolling his existence,
The patron saint of referees
And referees’ assistants.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 We’ll offer up repentance for
The sins we have committed,
And pray the icemen do not score,
And that they’ll be outwitted.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 We pray the weather breaks a bit
And won’t conspire to freeze us,
And hope Dave Rogers does not sit
On those Icelandic geysers.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 We hope the Lord helps our attack
Upon the northern pagans,
And pray the coach will get us back
‘Ere closing time in Fagans.

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/pilgrimage-to-knock/