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Thread #58059   Message #916896
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
24-Mar-03 - 05:33 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: He Played for England (Harvey Andrews)
Subject: Lyr Add: WORLD CUP WILLIE (from Lonnie Donegan)
for those on whom the above allusion is wasted, The World Cup (soccer / Association Football) was held in England in 1966, when a record was released glorifying the competition's mascot, a lion called "World Cup Willie":

WORLD CUP WILLIE
(sung by Lonnie Donegan)

There's a football fella you all know his name
And the papers tell us he's in the hall of fame
Wherever he goes, he'll be all the rage
'Cause he's the new sensation of the age

Dressed in red white and blue
That's World Cup Willie
We all love him too, World Cup Willie
He's tough as a lion and never will give up
That's why Willie is favourite for the cup

Willie Willie
He's everybody's favourite for the cup

We're all football crazy, and its plain to see
That we're all so happy, like one big family
No we've found someone
Who makes the rafters ring
Welcome to a brand new soccer thing

Dressed in red white and blue
That's World Cup Willie
We all love him too, World Cup Willie
He's tough as a lion and never will give up
That's why Willie is favourite for the cup

Willie Willie
He's everybody's favourite for the cup

All the fans are waiting, how they'll spur him on
And those sixteen nations will soon know Willie's song
Wherever he goes, he'll be all the rage
'Cause he's the new sensation of the age

Dressed in red white and blue
That's World Cup Willie
We all love him too
World cup Willie
He's tough as a lion and never will give up
That's why Willie is favourite for the cup

Willie Willie
He's everybody's favourite for the cup

Nigel