The Ballad Of The Sheffield Thirteen

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The Ballad Of The Sheffield Thirteen

Post by debbiej » Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:29 pm

You’ve read the reports and seen the photos.

Now hear the ballad in glorious monochrome print.

Bard’s Note:
This ditty is loosely based on John Tams’ version of Over The Hills And Far Away.


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The Ballad Of The Sheffield Thirteen

Here's forty shillings on the drum
And gifts galore for those who come
To Sheffield for a holiday
Over the Hills and far away

Chorus:
O'er the hills and o'er the main
By train and car and aeroplane
Govi commands and we obey
Over the hills and far away
When Beanie called us we all went
To TMB’s biggest event
To Sheffield did The Thirteen stray
Over the hills and far away

Some ladies even brought their pets
Thank heavens no-one called the vets
Plot, Hippo, Spike and Jasmine - yay
Over the hills and far away

Chorus

Yorkshire Lass brought Sirius too
For left at home he would feel blue
So there we were then come what may
Over the hills and far away

Chorus

The food Annbax and Roslin brought
Was the first night eagerly sought
And then to bed did we all sway
Over the hills and far away

Chorus

The next day dawning bright and gay
To Bramall Lane we made our way
And there we would have liked to stay
Over the hills and far away

Chorus

But there was so much else to see
Off to the town we went with glee
Then back to base at end of day
Over the hills and far away

Chorus

That night The Thirteen were complete
As Southerbelle did join our feast
Sharpe we watched and then all did say
Over the hills and far away

Chorus

On Wednesday we did venture out
Despite the weird roundabouts
At Meadowhall we shopped and play’d
Over the hills and far away

Chorus

The pilgrimage did move a-pace
As Seanie’s footsteps we did trace
The best of all was that Thursday
Over the hills and far away

Chorus

Too soon the week was come and gone
But friendships made they will live on
And in our hearts the memories stay
Over the hills and far away

Chorus

***

With love to you all from
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Post by Govi » Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:36 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Fantastic Debbie ! :-D
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Post by Lessa » Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:49 pm

:clap: :likeit:
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Post by Macpy » Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:00 pm

Oh I love it! :flirt: You and Plot did a fantastic job, Debbie! I was actually humming to myself reading the lyrics! :clap:
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Post by debbiej » Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:01 pm

Thanks all.

Thought you might like it Macpy - as you'd so enjoyed the communal singing in Sheffield - that's what gave me the idea.

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Post by Macpy » Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:02 pm

;-) :highfive: Yes, I love singing John Tams "Over the Hill and far away"! :runaround:
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Post by southernbelle » Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:47 pm

Excellent!

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Post by annbax » Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:27 pm

Debbie and Plot the verse is fabulous. What a clever pair you are.. so talented. :highfive: :highfive: hughands :likeit: :likeit: :highfive:
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Post by Moominmamma » Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:41 pm

:agree: I love it too! AND I was singing it :cheer:


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Post by Macpy » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:32 pm

Moominmamma wrote:You can be our official Poetess Laureate, Debbie! abighugs_gif
Whats that?! :shock: ...oh these foreigners! :roll: ;-)
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Post by Macbeth » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:33 pm

Macpy:
Yes, I love singing John Tams "Over the Hill and far away"!
... me too! I love this song and with debbiej's and Plot's words it is even better! Wonderful lyrics for a wonderful song! Thank you! :bow:
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Post by Bee » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:45 pm

Debbie! This is another feather in your bonnet!! You could make a living out of changing lyrics to popular songs!! Well Done! :bow: :bow:
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Post by Moominmamma » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:48 pm

Macpy wrote:
Moominmamma wrote:You can be our official Poetess Laureate, Debbie! abighugs_gif
Whats that?! :shock: ...oh these foreigners! :roll: ;-)
Sorry Macpy :oops: , The Poet Laureate is a royal appointment and the duties are to write special poems for the Queen to commemorate memorable occasions, as well as royal births, birthdays and such. :-D

Wordsworth and Tennyson were among our previous ones and currently it is Andrew Motion. :-D
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Post by Roslin » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:49 pm

:congrats: That is brilliant Debbie - Jasmine agrees and sends congrats to Plot. :clap:
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Post by Macpy » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:51 pm

Ah, sorry, I didnt know! :oops: Oh well, another day worth getting up in the morning, I learned some new words! ;-) :highfive:

Thank you Mooms for enlighten me! :cheer:
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