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The Summer of 1966

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 England were prepared upon the day,
Germany came to Wembley to take the Jules Rimet trophy away.
Gordon Banks the Leicester goalkeeper was the countries best,
Ray Wilson and George Cohen they withstood the test.
The elegant Bobby Moore and Jack Charlton so brave,
When beaten Banks of England made another great save.
The immaculate Bobby Charlton with his balding head and all,
The young ginger lad from Blackpool the tireless Alan Ball.
Little Bally and Nobby Styles they covered every inch,
When the Germans were in possession they’d rob, steel and pinch.
The ghostly Martin Peters, Roger Hunt would run all day,
Was the ball over the goal line?
Well Roger turned away.
The summer crowd at Wembley sweated out a huge thirst,
It was worth it because they witnessed a hat-trick from Geoff Hurst.
Assembled by Alf Ramsey now in the history book,
On DV or video grandchildren can take a look.
Twin towers, a Russian linesman, a July summer day,
With the Jules Rimet trophy Nobby jigged and danced away.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 © Robbie Kennedy Bennett
1992

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