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The Boys In The Red

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The boys in the red knew with us they belonged
When the deeds from their boots were given new songs
We hand stitched their names on our banners and flags
Histories and poems and Joey Munchen Gladbach!

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 As kids we would listen to those tales from the park
When Byrne broke his collar bone and Don Revie’s heart
To the tears of Herrera when outwitted by Shanks
For the redmen put 3 past the mighty Inter-Milan

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Big Jock Stein’s bhoys came to town in 1966
But they didn’t fool Tommy Lawrence between the sticks
Tommy Smith and Geoff Strong made it 2 for the reds
Smithy’s goal from his boots and Geoff’s from his brave head

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 There’s the lad Kevin Keegan a fine number 7
When he put 2 past the magpies they cheered up in heaven
And in Rome a new Caesar in 77 was crowned
The European Cup brought to Anfield, its rightful home found.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 (c) tobyjones 2nd january 2004

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Notes

(c) tobyjones 2nd january 2004

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-boys-in-the-red/