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We won’t go to Kirkby

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Where’er the Toffeemen have played,
We’ve followed in their trail –
Exulted when they’ve triumphed,
And wept tears when they’ve failed.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 We’ve shadowed them the length and breadth
Of this green, pleasant Land.
But we won’t go to Kirkby,
We say “No” to a man.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 We want to stay at Goodison,
Our Mersey hearth and home.
For how could we leave Goodison –
This great Club’s heart and soul?

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Tradition, Legend, History,
Should count a little more
Than schemes cooked up by Tesco,
Or some such Chain of Stores.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Chairmen, Players and Managers,
They come and then they go.
While we the loyal fans remain,
Who love the Blueshirts so.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 It’s we the fans who should decide
Where Everton will play.
We fans should have the casting vote,
And this is what we say:

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 We’ve been to Prague and Bucharest,
We’ve been to Rotterdam.
But we won’t go to Kirkby…
So shelve this harebrained plan!

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 21/3/07
Denys E. W. Jones

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Notes

This is my contribution to the Keep Everton in Our City campaign.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/we-wont-go-to-kirkby/