The Lion of Vienna

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Grew up listening to my Dads tales
About all these great football stars
He would tell me about Tom Finney
Stanley Matthews, Duncan Edwards.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 He would talk about players I saw in books
Black and white pictures of these football greats
Telling me about the goals they scored
And games that were talked about for years.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 But one footballer he kept bringing up all the time
Went by the name of Nat Lofthouse
Said he was as tough as a coal miners boots
And nobody ever messed about with tough Nat.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 I sat there enthralled at what my Dad would say
“What do you mean he barged the keeper in the net ? ”
Discovered that was allowed those days
And Nat wasn’t shy at using his strength now and then.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Nat played for Bolton Wanderers and England
Stayed loyal not like a lot of players nowadays
But he was not just all hustle and bustle
He could score and could be good with ball at his feet.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 So rest in peace the Lion of Vienna
I bet the Bolton fans will be shedding a tear
Your name is up there with Matthews and Finney
A true gentleman and a true football legend.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-lion-of-vienna/