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Broadside ballad entitled 'The Football Match'
THE FOOTBALL MATCH.
Swifts V. Macalvenny Wallopers.
Written by JAMES CURRNS.
A football match last Saturday I went to see ;
To have some fun was exactly what I ment, you see,
So off I goes like a sporting man so dutiful,
To see this game, which I reckoned would be beautful.
I just got there as the refree the whistle blew,
The game begun, and, begorral 'twas a tussle to.
The swifts got the ball, and took to their gallopers,
And scored " first goal against the macalvenny walloper
At this result there was a bit of wrangling,
The wallopers swore the swifts desarved a mangling.
They claimed "off-side,' and the referee big Stevenson,
Disadowed the goal, just to make the game an even one
The swifts give way, and then to work they flew again,
They captnred the ball and swore they'd put it through
One of them jumped on the wallopers custodian,
No goals each and a dozen men disabled, sure.
"We must have a drink." said big Johnny Garrity,
Then to the spectators they sent a telegram,
Then to go for the umpire each one was clamouring;
Closed both his eyes, and left his face like a slaughter-
Pitchers and jugs in the heat of there ferocity,
Probable period of publication:
1880-1900 shelfmark: L.C.Fol.70(30b)