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Liverpool Red

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 From times our love for Reds would spring
Those fountains of our youth
The songs we learned by heart to sing
Of grace of love of truth
Such days that I will always treasure
Of miracles I saw
And death to steal away Oh never
Of that I can be sure

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The wisdom that was Ray Kennedy
He’d read games just like a map
And from his boots in thunder born
A brilliant cross or pass
Crazy horse his stubborn heart
Would never accept defeat
Big Tosh he climbed up heaven’s walls
And brought us victory

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Barney Rubble solid boots
His tireless soul would gain
A yard or two when all seemed lost
And lift us up again
Me dad he watched Sir Billy Liddell
Called him the greatest Red of all
You forgot that there were 21 other players
When Bill was on the ball

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Younger reds will look to Owen
And their favourite Stevie G
And I don’t blame them following their hearts
Just like my friends and me
But of all the legends & heroes that I saw
There’s one who thrilled my soul
His heart was mined from Scottish steel
His boots from solid gold

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 He swapped the hoops for a redman’s shirt
The faith of our hearts coiled around his boots
As he wore with pride the Liverbird
Her children’s hopes there too
The Anfield King the pitch his throne
His crown of goals not thorns
God looked down and thought of Liverpool
The day Dalglish was born.

Notes

Parry Maguire (2004)

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/liverpool-red-2/