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Pints in The Potteries

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Matchday, Saturday, Pubday anyway,
and ‘going dine Stoke’ to watch the City play.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 11 a.m. well before the mayhem and ‘up anley duck’
for pint and a ruck.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 No fighting in the city, that happens down in town but he knew all that and the pints go down.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 ‘Cost gerrus a pint?’ (and he means ‘gerrus two’)
then he’s off to the Boothen with a swallow (or two).

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 So into the Boothen, and up with Delilah and ask for the pint that he, ‘inner gonner buy yer’

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Oatcake and pint and back to the game,
since 1863 it’s always been the same.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Win, lose we’ll still have a laugh,
‘tinner rate futbow, s’packer daft!’

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Silky smooth skills and he never misses
apart from closing time when its,
‘back wom ter the missuss!’
Silky smooth, and lethal too, when he’s out on the town and he’s
‘drenkin th’brew!’

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Notes

Delilah is the Stoke City song and some of the lines are written in the Potteries dialect a combination of Scouse, Brummie, Mancunian and Yorkshire.
Oatcakes are a oatmeal pancake type thingy that we have in Stoke, tends to be eaten with melted cheese and bacon /sausage.
Just a bit of fun really highlighting the drinking culture and deadpan humour synonomous with Stoke-on-Trent.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/pints-in-the-potteries/