Bert Weedon heals the Blues

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Oh to be in England,
Now that April’s here,
Oh to be in England,
But Becks is hurt, I fear.
Yes David Beckham’s hurt I fear,
Tarsal no more is meta,
His foot is all a plasterered
T’is bonded and in fetters.
But summer sun will make him fine,
As will good Bertram Weedon,
And Becks will sail Onedin Line,
To captain us ‘gainst Sweden.
For when Bert Weeden plays the blues,
Your body’s in a swirl,
His guitar is remarkable,
T’will make Becks’ toes to curl.
Immobile toes will start to move,
If Becks will play some Bert,
Don’t play garage, Mr. Becks,
Twill leave your toes inert.
So take advice please Mr. Becks,
It has to be Bert Weedon,
And then you will be fit again
To captain us ‘gainst Sweden.


Written on hearing that Becks is to do some DJ garage work on the wireless. I recovered from a foot injury in 1964 by watching the late great Ollie Beak and Fred Barker on the 5 O’ Clock Club with the wonderfully unfashionable Bert Weedon. PS – I can’t remember if it’s Weedon or Weeden. Apologies to all fellow Bert fans if I have made a mistake.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/bert-weedon-heals-the-blues/