The King Is Dead. Long Live The King.

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The Kings Road is awash with blue tears
Fulham Road is all shrouded in black
We’ve all heard the news that the King is dead
He who regally lead our attack

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The phone hasn’t stopped ringing all day
Fellow fans seem in need of a drink
Most of them said ” Now Ossie is dead
An era’s just gone and died with him
I need time on me own just to think”

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Scenes of Old Trafford come vividly back
That epic final when we beat Leeds
A nod of the head from our David Webb
Silenced those who had doubts we’d succeed

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 A European Cup Winners Cup Final
Real Madrid were beat after a replay
Those far off heady days in different ways
Seem an eternity ago after today

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Raquel Welch wore the shirt of the Blue Boys
As the King showed her round his domain
In the days when Stamford Bridge was the place to be seen
If you wanted flair when you followed your team

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 The sixties were ours to cherish, be proud
As scruffy kids watched their idols with awe
For the price of a ticket you just wallowed in it
Singing” Come on you Chelsea and score”

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 After away games as we sat in train stations
In blue scarves to return to the Smoke
Ossie and co would walk by so slow
Signing autographs and sharing a joke

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Always had time for a chat and a line
That told you he was a true Blue
He knew we were die hards who worshipped the team
He didn’t need telling, he knew

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 The stadium is empty this evening
It’s echoing that poignant hymn
Those of us Blue are still grieving
The King Is Dead, Long Live The King

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 The hymn that we sang to worship the man
Who we idolised when when we were kids?

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 “Osgood, Osgood, Osgood, Osgood
Born is the King of Stamford Bridge”



Peter Osgood.

Goodnight and may your God go with you.



Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-king-is-dead-long-live-the-king/