The Ballad of Sam English

#1 by ulsterman , Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:17 pm

He was a proud young Protestant,
Sam English was his name
He played for Glasgow Rangers,
centre forward was his game
The Ibrox Crowd they loved him so,
they crowned him King of all
And every time he scored a goal,
they sang him ‘Derry’s Walls’

Now Sammy played his heart away
In Rangers’ Royal Blue
Until one tragic Saturday
When the fates were oh, so cruel
The Prince of Celtic goalies died
as Sammy tried his best
And all around the ground they whispered ‘
Johnny Thomson’s dead.’

Now Sammy suffered agony
for the rest of his career
The opposition taunted him
With cat-calls and with jeers
But Sammy wore the Rangers blue,
and Sammy he walked tall
And every time he scored a goal
We sang him ‘Derry’s Walls.’

And so that is the story my father told to me
He said ‘Now son, when you’re a man, just for Sammy’s memory
Each Saturday, down Ibrox way, whatever may befall,
Every time the Glasgow Rangers score will you sing Old Derry’s Walls.’

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Date registered 10.29.2010


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