The Mighty Jimmy Quinn

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 On Coronation Row in the village of Croy
Lived the bold and brave Jimmy Quinn,
A son of Irish Diaspora immigrants
A Croy native and Celtic legend.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 When the mining pits were candle lit,
As the young would burrow for coal,
Their workweek ended with a Saturday half shift,
At Parkhead they would celebrate a Jimmy Quinn goal.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The Celtic Brake clubs, they would travel
With their banners and rosettes,
And they would share a glass of ale and stout
When Jimmy’s shot found the back of the net.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 And poor, bare footed youngsters
Would stand outside the gates of Celtic Park,
To greet and shake the hand of a man
Who had Croy and Celtic in his heart.


Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-mighty-jimmy-quinn/