The Red and The Blue

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 When I were nowt more than a lad,
Here’s what me Old Man said:
“All dumb dimwits like us are blue,
While all smart Alecs are red.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 They’re always in with a shout.
We fight to ‘scape the Drop.
We always finish way way down the League,
While they come in up near the top.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 They sign big names from abroad.
We need to sell to survive.
Frequently they win their matches by four.
We often lose by five.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 You’ll find ‘em stood on the Kop.
Us on the Park or the Street.
They often scent the sweet smell of success.
We drain the dregs of Defeat.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 They’re always ‘Up for the Cup’.
We get knocked out in Round Three.
They see off Villa, Man U and The Toon.
We’re beat by Shrewsburee …”

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Fatha and Mutha both said,
Brutha and Sista too:
“If you’ve one ounce of sense, you’ll be sure to be red.
Only daft beggers like us are blue.”

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 So I thought long and hard ‘bout their warning.
Sat there rackin’ the brain in me ‘ead.
And I came to conclude I’d be proud to be blue,
And I wouldn’t be seen dead in red!

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 29/11/04
Denys E. W. Jones


This poem is a re-working of a poem by Rudyard Kipling entitled We and They. At the time of writing Everton just so happen to be above Liverpool in the table, but for much of the time during the last thirty years in which I have been an Everton supporter this has not been the case. For me, being an Evertonian is bound up with being an underdog, sticking up for the underdog, and being proud of it…

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-red-and-the-blue/