King Edwards

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 When the ball burst,
King Edward the First
Had both teams and managers slaughtered.
And, as for the ref,
Who I think was called Geoff,
He was brutally hung, drawn and quartered.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 King Edward the Second
Was deaf, it was reckoned,
And never could hear the ref’s whistle.
He kept playing on
When the whistle had gone,
So thy sold him to Inverness Thistle.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 King Edward the Third
Was a wily old bird,
A crafty, but regal, shirt-tugger.
When the ref wasn’t lookin’,
He’d often get stuck in,
And was known as a bit of a bugger.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 King Edward the Fourth
Favoured teams from the north,
And despised all the teams from the south.
So when Bristol beat York,
He went out for a walk,
With his thumb firmly stuck in his mouth.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 King Edward the Fifth
Didn’t rhyme with anything
That I am aware of.
And he probably wasn’t
Interested in football

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/king-edwards/