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Last Updated: Thursday, 22 December 2005, 08:28 GMT
God Bless Ye Merry Gentlemen
An alternative Christmas carol
By Chris Charles


(Listen to the tune on the right as you read the words)

God bless ye merry gentlemen, you sent the Aussies back
With tails firmly between their legs and all facing the sack
And when it came to partying - well none of you held back.

A good hiding from Freddie and the boys, Freddie and boys.
A good hiding from Freddie and the boys.

We'll win 5-0, said Glenn McGrath as his lot went ahead
Poor England were a laughing stock, they should have stayed in bed
But then along came Edgbaston - all hail the mighty Fred!


Freddie Flintoff
A good hiding from Freddie and the boys,
Freddie and boys.
A good hiding from Freddie and the boys.

At Manchester the rain came down - well, no surprises there.
Then Simon Jones got in the swing, while Dizzy had a mare.
And when the Aussies nicked a draw, they knew they'd had a scare.

A good hiding from Freddie and the boys,
Freddie and boys.
A good hiding from Freddie and the boys.

Freddie Flintoff

Trent Bridge was next upon the list for Vaughany and the gang
Old Gilo hit the winning runs, but Freddie was the man
And Ponting felt a silly Pratt - he almost got a ban.

A good hiding from Freddie and the boys,
Freddie and boys.
A good hiding from Freddie and the boys.

The Oval was the final stop - the Aussies looked set fair
Till fiery Fred took off their heads and left them in despair
Then Pietersen was downed by Warne - "You dropped the Ashes there!"

Freddie Flintoff

A good hiding from Freddie and the boys,
Freddie and boys.
A good hiding from Freddie and the boys.

With Ashes safely in the bag, the boys turned the town red.
Vaughan looked quite drawn when up at dawn, while Freddie looked half-dead.
"And so I should," he wryly smiled - "I haven't been to bed!"

A good hiding from Freddie and the boys.
Freddie and boys.
A good hiding from Freddie and the boys.


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