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The Bhoy from Croy

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Smithstone Albion gave to Celtic the talents
a player who hailed from Croy,
from the mining pits to Parkhead’s pitch;
He became a legend for the Bhoys.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 My great-grandfather, Myles, would stand and stare
at the Celtic team picked by Willie Maley
and watch a legion of stars that were strong and brave
with the likes of Young, Loney and Hay.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 But on April the 16th in 1904
Celtic travelled to Hampden to face their old foes,
2 goals from Speedie, should have guaranteed a Rangers win
But the Scottish Cup Final was introduced to Jimmy Quinn.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Quinn’s first goal was typical of his play
as he charged through tackles making his way,
and unleashed a shot towards the Rangers net
That Watson the goalie had no chance to save.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Before half time Quinn scored again,
As Bobby Muir danced past Drummond & Robertson
He crossed the ball into the Rangers penalty box
For Quinn to hammer home, a goal from 10 yards.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 In the 80th minute, heaven could hear the Celtic fans sing
When Hay & Orr combined down the left wing,
A pass was released to the awaiting Jimmy Quinn
As he slid the ball past Watson to give Celtic the win.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Willie Maley, he rose from his grandstand seat
and applauded Quinn for his remarkable feat,
A Cup Final hat-trick was the first to be seen
as Quinn carried the Cup home covered in ribbons of green.

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Notes

2005

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/the-bhoy-from-croy/