Almanac (Footy) Songs: Dangerfield


Simon Minahan felt the combined inspiration of footy and Jimmy Webb and penned this song:



Dangerfield (to the tune of ‘Galveston’)


Dangerfield O Dangerfield
I still see your big thighs pumping
While you gave the Pies a thumping
Halftime score: ten goals to one.
The poor Pies’ season done.


Dangerfield O Dangerfield
I know that you have your Brownlow
But will ever you get your flag, though?
You’re such a Gun. But will you get the big job done?


I can see you standing by the water
In your wetsuit somewhere near Torquay,
Thinking “in the end where will I be,
“In the Football Pantheon?”


Dangerfield O Dangerfield
You must be so afraid of retiring
Of your magnificence expiring
Before you see a flag flying in the sun
Down at Geelong, at Geelong.


…Go Danger




For fans of Jimmy Webb’s music, you might like to read this piece from Peter Warrington on Jimmy’s music (which even drew comment from the great man himself).  HERE.




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  1. Kevin Densley says

    Good fun, Simon! Like it!

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