The Richard and Judy Show.

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I was invited on ‘Richard and Judy’
To talk about me first book
Richard eyed me with a nervous smile*
Judy a knowing look

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 We broke the ice with chitchat
And talk of this and that
Richard spoke of his love for hookey wine!!! (see note)
His liking of clothes from Gap

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Judy says ‘you know Ozzie Orzell
Is he the singer they say he is?’
Says I’ until you been to a Sounder gig
You really haven’t lived!’

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 ‘What about the lovely Mrs Clohessy
Have you been round there for tea?’
‘I’m sorry to say dear Judy
That honour’s eluded me!’

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 She asked me about the Albion
The Dolphin and the Gun.
She seemed well clued up on our manor
Richard sat there looking glum

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 ‘Is it true about Rupy Johnson
That he turned the William around?’
Jesus this girl has done her research
Her knowledge of us has no bounds!

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 ‘Tell me off Gian-Franco Zola ((kneel please and do the sign of the cross)
And the effect he had on you all?’
Is there nothing this girl cant talk about?
She even likes football!

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Richard sat there like a dummy
With nothing at all to say
It’s easy to see who’s the boss in their house
It’s Judy all the way!

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 ‘Did you ever have a late one at the Builders
When it was run by Mickey Hayes?’
By now I’m flabbergasted
She knows all our ways!

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 People say that Judy’s a scouser
Well they can go to hell
By the things that she says and the people she knows
I’d say she’s a Pimlico girl!

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 peace



* Richard was done for shoplifting in Tesco’s in Pimlico, London where I come from, but was aquitted as it was a case of mistaken identity!!! Yeah right.

There’s a joke there somewhere but I can’t quite put it together.

Anyway I have written a book of poetry thats all about growing up as a
London Irish kid in the fifties and the sixties and following Chelsea and Eire. Its called’ What More Can I Say’ and its sold in return for donations of a fiver(you can give more if you want!) that go to The Aisling Return To Ireland Appeal which is based in Londons Arlington House. I’m paying all the p and p so if you want a copy just send a cheque for a fiver(or more!) payable to: The Aisling Project, to Ktp printers unit g 37 Princelet Street London E1 5LP and we’ll put you one in the post.

I’m a printer by trade and produced the whole thing myself as a fiftieth
birthday thing which could help those less fortunate than ourselves.

All the people in this poem are from Pimlico except Richard, Judy and the immaculate conception aka Gian-Franco Zola!!!

We did send The Richard and Judy show a copy of the book and they sent a lovely letter back, which was cool. This poem is also based on what might have been, had they invited us on the show.



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