Paul McGrath’s Knees

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Was there anything wrong with Paul McGrath’s knees?
Or did he just hate doing training?
All of the time, we accepted his pleas
That his tired old joints were complaining.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 And yet, his career got longer and longer,
Defying advancing old age.
And year after year, his physique got much stronger,
As far as outsiders could gauge.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 So despite those bad knees [if they really existed],
His career had tremendous longevity.
While healthier men, who with training persisted,
Played but with comparative brevity.

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