|

Having A. BALL in Heaven.

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 There’s a knock on heavens gate,
and St Peter takes a peek,
see’s a feisty little red head,
then hears a voice, that starts to squeak.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 “Any chance of coming in?
my name is Alan Ball,”
and St Peter says,
“ just wait a bit,
I’ll go give God a call.”

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 St Peter returned quickly saying,
“ you’re more than welcome – lad,
there’s a place on that cloud over there.
right next to your dad.”

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Then Pete went off to do his thing,
and God came walking by,
and to the little red head,
he sincerely apologised.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 “Things ain’t been too good up here,
that’s why you got the early call,
our teams are lacking passion,
they required an Alan Ball.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 You’ll be playing for us Saturday,
we’re playing paradise at home,
you’ll be in your favorite position,
in front of Mooro and Labone..

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Harry Catterick and Sir Alf will coach,
they’ve formed an unholy alliance,
you played with Ramsey’s wingless wonders,
and Harry’s ‘School of Science’.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 The Saints will sing, ‘Go Marching In,
as your fans did at the Dell,
and the Pompey chimes will ring so loud,
that they’ll hear them down in hell.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 The Arsenal Gunners will give salute,
for your deeds for the Highbury cause,
and all across the country,
you’ll witness much applause.

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 But the greatest sadness down on earth,
will be on the blue side of the Mersey,
where Evertonians won’t forget ,
how you proudly wore their jersey.”

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 So when football fans this weekend,
clap their hands to show their love,
make sure you chant his name as well,
so he hears you up above.

24

Notes

Alan Ball R.I.P

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/having-a-ball-in-heaven/