Ginga Bob………..

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 As game as they come
and as strong as an ox
done a bit o’ wrestling
‘n learnt how to box..
as big as they come
over 6ft tall
out of Peckham
and ‘is passion Millwall

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Ginga Bob
a top dollar man
i’ve never met
a bigger fan…
laughs out loud
till ‘is sides do pain
on the halfway
or the Cold Blow Lane…
no matter where
in the ground
you always looked
for him around….

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Ginga Bob,
a top dollar man
I’ve never met
a bigger fan.
seen many a change
over the years
happy memories
and shed some tears.
lost many a mucka
and many a friend
been in many a battle
and there till the end.
thank-you Ginga Bob
a top dollar man
an’ God bless you for being
a Millwall fan


he’s a great man who is what Millwall is built on, pure strength, passion,
and pride……………..

Editor’s Note : .Re Use of : ‘Ginga’ ..here’s Wikipedia’s take:
a slang term for a person with red hair

Ever-wary of the PC brigade out there, and with two grand-children of our own with stunning red hair (and no history of red-hair in our family) I personally grew up on the street, where ‘Ginga’ or ‘Ginger’ was an affectionate term for ‘yer mates’ and used without malice and no-one got upset. My favourite comic even had a charater called Ginger. Times have changed and in bullying circles the term is now up for debate and can be regarded a cruel or even racist. Which is bizarre, given that it’s a colour of hair as opposed to skin.

This poem is published here though because a: ‘Ginga Bob’ might well have loved the nickname on the terraces, and b: for it’s great ‘fan’ sentiment.

I also, like Terry, bemoan the days when we could meet on the half way line…home or away – whoever we followed..

For the purists: here’s Wikipedia’sd full take …..
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ginga may refer to:
Ginga (capoeira), a fundamental movement in capoeira
Ginga (satellite), an astronomical satellite
Ginga (train), a Japanese train
“Ginga” (single), a 2005 single from Japanese rock band Fujifabric
Yokosuka P1Y Ginga, a Japanese bomber aircraft
Ginga (middleware), a Japanese-Brazilian digital TV middleware
Ginga Nagareboshi Gin, a Japanese manga/anime series from the 1980s
Ginga, a slang term for a person with red hair
Ginga Nakajima, a fictional character in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS
Ginga Hagane, a character in Beyblade Metal Fusion.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/ginga-bob/