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WC2018 Day 23 – Wish I Could Be Like…

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I am a plain and simple fan
Loving the boy from down the Lane
The Queen wants to bid him “Arise”
And I’m hoping he’ll cause the Croats pain
And I wish I could be like Harry Kane

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Fa, fa, fa
Fa, fa, fa

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 And when I lie on my pillow at night
I dream I could score like Harry Kane
I’d lead Gareth’s team to victory
And take my chances with goals to gain

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 (Wish I could be)
Conduct my life like Harry Kane
(Wish I could be)
I wish I could be like Harry Kane

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Notes

Wednesday 11th July 2018

With apologies and all due deference to the absolute genius that is Ray Davies, who wrote the original.
Ditto Paul Weller, the Jam cover was sensational. (With Bruce Foxton on vocals!)

And how prescient was Ray, over 50 years ago, to insert a refrain for “Football Association”??!!

And, with the original song title in mind, how bizarre!!! Note the previous poem to this, the name of the (new) poet!

England play Croatia in the World Cup 2nd Semi-Final tonight!!

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/wc2018-day-23-wish-i-could-be-like/