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The Birth of Everton

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 At the Congress of Berlin and San Stefano
Venus got Dizzy, and freedom got the Serbs
While some northern cricketers from Santo Domingo
Minted for winter confectionery superb

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 In 1879, one year after
Cetshewayo chewed up Chelmsford’s army
But the Zulu impis didn’t get the Drift
‘Cause the Taffs and the Tommies fought like barmy
It was twenty-one years before Spion Kop…

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 …and down the Queen’s Head the drinking stopped
From the New Connexion a new name popped
And so was christened glistening Everton FC

Many/most of our top clubs were founded in the last part of the Nineteenth Century, when Britain was “Top Nation”, and it’s interesting to see what was going on in the world at the time – wars in the Balkans, the Middle East, Africa, plus ca change… Anyway, continuous history and tradition are surely so important for a club, as long as we don’t get stuck in it.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-birth-of-everton/