Twist and Gout

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Old Hugh Morris had a band,
‘The Hugh’ as it was known,
but when the group disbanded
complained, “I canna play alone..”
Eighty year old Hugh McGrumble
suggested, “What we should both do
is perform together
an’ call ourselves ‘Hugh2′..
after them great Irish lads,
tho’ I reckon best o’ all
were fab four Mersey marvels,
John, Ringo, George an’ Paul..
so let’s learn a Beatles repertoire
t’ sing doon at local pub,
payin’ tribute t’ Raith Rovers,
our fav’rit’ foo’ball club…”

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Practised three months in wee garage,
before pub patrons roared
when duo trod stage for first time..
struck resounding chord..
kicked off with ‘A Hard Raith Night’
and soon second song began..
“Och aye I’ll tell y’ somethin’..”
’twas ‘I Wanna Hold Your Dram’…
The place shook to the rafters
because excitement reached a peak
while the aged entertainers
rocked through ‘Raith Days a Week’..
then sang about the Rovers’ fans
in Lowlands and the Highlands,
as well as one called ‘Lucy
on Isle o’ Skye with Diamonds’…

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Also did some hits by other groups
that made the swinging sixties jive,
like (Boom Boom) ‘Glad All Rover’
from good old Dave Clark Five
and Kinks’ ‘All Raith and All Rover Night’,
then still had one more to play,
a request for the Rolling Stones,
which prompted Hugh to say..
“Our final number is for m’ wife,
have t’ break th’ news somehow,
because I used t’ love her,
but ‘It’s All Rovers Now’…”
They closed the show and folk went home,
except for a Raithful few,
who could be heard walking down the street
singing “Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy Hugh!!!”



Another extract from the Hugh Morris memoirs, “Hugh’s Private Parts”, being a sequel to “My Degeneration (by The Hugh)”. For other memoir related material see “Who’s Hugh”, “Hugh and Cry” and “Prophet and Loss”. (With acknowledgement to the Beatles, Dave Clark Five, Kinks, Rolling Stones and Manfred Mann).

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/twist-and-gout/