The Orange And The Green

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Euro ’96 place, up in the air
Mersey invasion by The Celts
The honorary Irishman had to be there
Getting a ticket was something else

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Bought my entry from a friendly tout
Paid Dick Turpin way too much
Should my Ireland flag come out?
Took courage sat with the Dutch

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Caught in the moment, up for the craic
Watching my underdogs try
There was I, sat right at the back
Belting out “The Fields Of Athenry”

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 It did turn out to be Paddy’s Night
But not those from The Emerald Isle
Patrick Kluivert got it doubly right
As wide as The Shannon, his smile

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Even Jack Charlton, with a blub
Agreed the Dutch were worthy winners
Me? I headed for the nearest pub
And cried into my Guinness



Holland v. Ireland, 13/12/95 (Anfield).

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-orange-and-the-green/