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The Magic of the Cup

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The names are pulled out of the hat in customary habit,
John Giles pulls out Cobh Ramblers, David Blaine pulls out a rabbit.
That’s the magic, that’s the magic of the Cup.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The little clubs anticipate their great day in the sun,
Then find that they are drawn away to Bray or Ballymun,
That’s the magic, that’s the magic of the Cup.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Coach companies are all booked out, their owners celebrating,
And the road to Cork is strewn with countless people urinating.
That’s the magic, that’s the magic of the Cup.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 When bigger clubs all say, “We have to show them some respect,”
But don’t know where they are until the road map has been checked,
That’s the magic, that’s the magic of the Cup.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 When smaller clubs all say that they will “go out and enjoy it”
Then come into the game and very cynically destroy it,
That’s the magic, that’s the magic of the Cup.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 When local sides come out to play with fire and defiance,
And anyone called David keeps on looking round for giants,
That’s the magic, that’s the magic of the Cup.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 The weaker team will always go and play out of their skin,
But a last gasp equaliser will deny them of a win,
That’s the magic, that’s the magic of the Cup.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Five hundred football followers all queue outside a chipper,
The people at the back all have to share a mangy kipper,
That’s the magic, that’s the magic of the Cup.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 But when the replay comes around, it’s such a different story,
Ten minutes in, no longer are there any dreams of glory,
That’s the magic, that’s the magic of the Cup.

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Cobh Ramblers had a super chance. Alas! They failed to grab it.
Imagine being beaten by a white and fluffy rabbit,
That’s the magic, that’s the magic of the Cup.

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-magic-of-the-cup/