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The grace of God

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Beneath Bath Avenue Railway Bridge, a lowly coin was tossed.
Those who favoured “Shelbourne” won, while “Bath” supporters lost.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 ‘Twas back in 1895 that fate produced that script.
But what if it were otherwise, when that small coin was flipped?

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Headline writers down the years would not have used “Shel-shocked.”
Just think of all the headlines that those jokers could concoct.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 “Title hopes go down the drain.” “The plug is pulled on Bath.”
(The latter would be surely used upon our epitath.)

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 “The coach is in a lather now.” “The magic sponge is on.”
“They’re really in hot water now.” “Bubbly Bath are gone.”

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 A blessing on those bygone flippers, a blessing on their sons.
They saved us all a hundred years of groan-inducing puns.

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