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Slim Jim – The wayward genius

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Princely extravagance to be royal for a day
The cause on these shores of a momentous stir
Born the year of the great War
Grand regal James Curran Baxter

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Purely influenced by a love for the Hibees
Idle admirer of the blistering famous five
Manufactured of slight built in Hill O’ Beath
Slick footwork from the King of jive

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 A swing of the hips for this noble rapier
Electric shimmy to flee the enclosed space
North of the border they claim him the greatest
August grandiose to rival Wallace

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 The most splendid product of Crossgates Primrose
Deft, silky feints left legions to freeze
Eminence not furthered at Spurs or Inter
For the Pele of the swinging sixties

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Demon on the grass, even more so off
Synchronous alliance with Bacardi and Coke
Those with half forte earned a handsome buck
But monarchical Slim was always broke

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Twas the scene of a massacre, his epic moment
Keepie uppie against the worlds best
Number 6 rampaged, sitting, jinking, feigning
Quite simply a Scotsman possessed

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Jules Rimet gleamed with elegance
Wembley hailed a stately performer
Had Slim been from Brazil ala continental
They’d have feted a footballing reformer

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Medals, caps, debauchered reign
Career over as it begun
Was unlikely to jink on the straight and narrow
Leaving memories that will never be undone

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Number 7
© Emdad Rahman

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