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)



One thought on “Old Rope Rides Again

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s