Walfrid’s Dream…

Try this one to the tune of ‘Boys of the Old Brigade’…

Walfrid’s Dream

In the old East end, some Irishmen
With their pastor to the fore,
Had a daring dream, to found a team
And to give pride to the poor
T’was Walfrid’s aim to use the game
To unite the Scot and Gael
And he coined a name,
now blessed with fame
And gave ‘Celtic’ to the world;

Where are the bhoys who won that day
Beneath the Lisbon Sun?
The greatest team, we’ve ever seen,
When the Lions roared and won!

On a sunny day in the month of May
In a country far away
A man called Stein and his Celtic team
Showed the world how we could play
We sang with pride as his Celtic Side
Swept Inter all away
The cup was won, ‘neath the Lisbon sun
On the 25th of May

Where are the bhoys who won that day
Beneath the Lisbon Sun?
The greatest team, we’ve ever seen,
When the Lions roared and won !

Though years have passed, we still look back
With honour and with pride
On Walfrid’s dream and the great Jock Stein
Who won Europe’s greatest prize
Now Celtic fans, who’ve sang with me,
Of Larsson and McStay
Remember Stein and Walfrid’s dream
And the 25th of May

Where are the bhoys who won that day
Beneath the Lisbon Sun?
The greatest team, we’ve ever seen,
When the Lions roared and won!

PAT MARRINAN

lisbon mcneill trophy

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