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The Maestro – Raich Carter

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Rejected by Filbert Street as a fledgling youth
A youngster amongst the most gifted of these isles
Inside right with a bullet left foot
Thirteen caps to amass it took awhile

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 A pure footballing noble Horatio was affirmed
Capped by his country aged twenty
Masterfully winning every honour in the game
Roker beheld such lustre a plenty

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The Hendon boy who loved Charlie Buchan
Achieved every honour in the game
Leading the Rokerites to their last title win
A bridal FA Cup gift for his dame

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 The Great war shortened an exceptional career
Horatio might well have become an army chef
But such talent of Wearside’s greatest son
He instead served with the RAF

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 © Emdad Rahman

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Notes

Horatio Stratton Carter – The greatest Sunderland player ever

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-maestro-raich-carter/