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The gaffer regrets

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The gaffer regrets he’s unable to lunch today, madame,
The gaffer regrets he’s unable to lunch today.
He is sorry to be delayed,
But did you see the way the national team played,
Madame?
The gaffer regrets he’s unable to lunch today.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 When he woke up and found that the Cypriots were one up, madame,
He tried to avert a most embarrassing display,
But the longer the match went on,
It was clear that the gaffer was gone,
Madame.
The gaffer regrets he’s unable to lunch today.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Well the mob came along and dragged him from Croke Park, madame,
And strung him up on the old willow across the way.
And John Delaney redefined what’s meant
By the phrase “by mutual consent,”
Madame,
The gaffer regrets he’s unable to lunch today.

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Notes

Stan “I’m the gaffer” Staunton isn’t.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-gaffer-regrets/