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Olympic Bid 2012

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 New York, London, Paris, Rio, Madrid
Everybody talk about, Olympic bid
Talk about, Olympic bid

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Radio, video
On tv, in the papers
It’s all a cameo
Venue selection capers
Iconic landmarks quoting
But what about the voting
Vie some, buy some
Fee-fi-fo-fum

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Talk about, Olympic bid
Talk about, Olympic bid

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 (Shoobi doobi do wop)
Havana’s dedicated
(Bop bop shoo wop)
Moscow’s paraded
(Shoobi doobi do wop)
Istanbul might shade it
(Bop bop shoo wop)
Leipzig activated

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 New York, London, Paris, Rio, Madrid
Everybody talk about, Olympic bid
Talk about, Olympic bid
Talk about, Olympic bid
Olympic, Olympic, Olympic bid

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Sing about your subways
Infrastructure mighty fine
But what way will the vote go
When they sign on the dotted line
If you want to be a contender
Showcase your splendour
Eenie meenie miny moe
Which-a-way will it go

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Talk about, Olympic bid
Talk about, Olympic bid

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 (Shoobi doobi do wop)
Sugar Loaf Mountain
(Bop bop shoo wop)
Horse Guards Parade
(Shoobi doobi do wop)
Eiffel Tower in the background
(Bop bop shoo wop)
Manhatten skyline

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Now you know what to say
Talk about, Olympic bid
Talk about, Olympic bid
Olympic, Olympic, Olympic bid

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 All around the world
The committee no longer goes
Too many inducements
But everyone knows
Brown paper parcels
Holidays in castles
La la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 But what of the Football
And what about Wem-ber-lee
Will it be ready in time
To satisfy the IOC?
Hyde Park
Regents Park
Millenium Dome in the dark
Greenwich Museum – what a lark

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 Talk about, Olympic bid
Talk about, Olympic bid

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 (Shoobi doobi do whap)
Football’s all around you
(Bop bop shoo whap)
The money will astound you
(Shoobi doobi do whap)
But we’ll not be competing
(Bop bop shoo whap)
Somebody’s cheating

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 New York, London, Paris, Rio, Madrid
Everybody talk about, Olympic bid
Talk about, Olympic bid
Talk about, Olympic bid
Olympic, Olympic, Olympic bid

Notes

Apologies to Robin Scott, who wrote and recorded
the original ‘Pop Musik’ as ‘M’

Reference is made here to some of the tourist landmarks that are being proposed as venues to give added attraction, a ‘wow’ factor, to the bids; especially now as under new IOC laws, committee members are no longer allowed to travel to the proposed venues to be wined and dined.

The cities in the running, are :
New York, London, Paris, Rio, Madrid, Moscow, Havana, Istanbul and Leipzig.


Editor’s note :
updated 6th July 2005

London announced as the venus for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Paris had been the clear favourite throughout.

The shortlist of five, was between London, Paris, Madrid, New York and Moscow.
London was ahead in each round of voting bar the second round, when Madrid was ahead.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/olympic-bid-2012/