Old Rope Rides Again

Suggested lyrics for a proposed theme song for AFL umpires.

Adapted from a newspaper column from early 2008.

 

(To the tune of The Caissons Go Rolling Along)

 

Waving here, blowing there

Though they may not have much hair

As the umpies they kill us again.

 

Five-foot-four, not much more,

Our dismay they will ignore

As the umpies all kill us again.

 

They are serial repeaters

Who can’t measure 15 metres

And their free kicks will drive us ’round the bend

 

You may moan, you may pray

They’ll be doing it all day

As the umpies destroy us again.

 

(Concluding horn flourish and timpani roll)

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