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Munro o’ Broughty Ferry

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Ower th’ Tay to Broughty Ferry,
A name I throw, Francis Munro.
Tentsmuir to Tayport I take a mo,
I take a mo and think of Frank Munro.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Munro o’ Broughty Ferry,
Good? Aye he was very.
Consider I would as sacrilege
If forgetting I should nearing the Tay Road Bridge.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 When Wolves were winners for Los Angeles,
An opposing performance was sure to please.
Scored three, did he for Washington Whips,
Munro, the name on Ronnie Allen’s lips.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Munro o’ Broughty Ferry,
He made the faithful merry.
Th’ Dons o’ Pittodrie to Molineux,
Francis, your service I am thanking you.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Francis, foregoing beside the Tay
Tayport to Dundee I’ll be on my way,
With blistered feet I’m thinking of you
Yer ‘auld Boss’ Eddie Turnbull he liked you too.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 So you folk there in Broughty Ferry,
I’ll have you know that we loved Frank Munro.
Munro o’ Broughty Ferry,
Good? Aye he was very.
Broughty Ferry ower th’ Tay,
Fare ye weel I’m on ma wey.

Notes

I wrote this poem and story in 2009.

I looked over the Tay to Broughty Ferry at Tentsmuir Point while walking the Fife Coastal Path from St Andrews to Dundee. I recalled that it was the birthplace of Francis Munro who Wolves had brought from Aberdeen in 1968. I would then be a lad of 14 and remembered that Wolves were the ‘Yankee Champions’ the previous year. They beat Aberdeen 6-5 in the final and Munro had scored a hat trick against them. He came to Wolverhampton for a fee in the region of £55,000 giving them 9 years service as a cultured centre back.

Frank Munro, Wolves and Scotland, RIP

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/munro-o-broughty-ferry/