Captain Cotch and first mate, Dusty

Trent And Dustin by Jennifer Muirden

Sung to the tune of “Jack And Diane” from John Cougar Mellencamp’s ‘American Fool’ album (1982)

Photo courtesy of Triple M website

Little ditty about Trent and Dustin
Two Victorian kids sitting in the grandstand
Cotch’s going to be a football star
Dusty, not far behind him, will go far

Taking a speccy Martin does it with ease
Dusty’s landed in Cotch’s lap
He’s got not one scrape on his knees
Cotch says, hey, Dusty
I love the way you shoot the breeze
Don’t ever want to lose you
Cos you’re the bee’s knees
Saying

Oh yeah, life goes on
Long after the thrill of footy is gone
Oh yeah, I say, life goes on
Long after the thrill of footy is gone
We’ll march on

Cotchy sits back
Reflects his thoughts for the moment
Scratches his head
And does his best James Dean
Well you know, Dusty
We ought to run off to the city
Dusty says, Cotch
I don’t want to miss anything
Cotchy, saying

Oh yeah, life goes on
Long after the thrill of footy is gone
Oh yeah, I say, life goes on
Long after the thrill of footy is gone

Photo courtesy of AAP images and Herald Sun

We’re in the Granny, what a shock!
Let it roll
Let a Premiership win come
And save our souls
Hold on to our twenties as long as we can
Changes come around real soon
Make us even better men

Oh yeah, life goes on
Long after the thrill of footy is gone
Oh yeah, I say, life goes on
Long after the thrill of footy is gone

Little ditty about Trent and Dustin
Two Victorian kids have done the best they can

About Jennifer Muirden

Jennifer Muirden has been a keen St Kilda supporter since 1978 and fondly remembers her childhood Saturdays spent at Linton Street, Moorabbin. In her lifetime she hopes to experience the Saints second Premiership.

Comments

  1. Robyn Wootton says:

    Beautiful rendition, Jen. Even though our beloved Saints aren’t in GF, hope that the Tigers win on Saturday for our other family members!

  2. steve todorovic says:

    Brilliant adaptation Jenny! As I read it ( or more correctly, sung it) I thought only a Tiger who loves the yellow and black could have written with such empathy. When I saw you are a Saints fan, I nodded and told myself that its probably only a Saints fan who could even come close to understanding where the Tigers are coming from. My oldest friend is a passionate Saints supporter and in our younger days, growing up in Murrumbeena and Carnegie, Linton St was our local VFL ground. Lots of mixed memories of standing in both the outer and also close enough to the animal enclosure to still be scarred by some of the stuff a 15 year old shouldn’t have been exposed to. Barker, Breen, Colling, Neale, Sarau, Burns, the Cunninghams, mud, mud and more mud. And then a few years later, the after match disco in the social club, where there are even more mixed memories
    You should send it in to Greg Champion on the Coodabeens, asap, in an effort to have it heard this week. He normally likes some time to re-vamp them but yours doesn’t look like it needs much working on.
    Thanks again.
    Thank

  3. Joe De Petro says:

    Love it, Jennifer. I’ve always been a fan of John Cougar Melonhead.

  4. Excellent, Jen.
    How about a YouTube video of you actually singing it?

  5. Jennifer Muirden says:

    Thanks, Robyn, Steve, Joe and Smokie for your kind words.

    Robyn, it’s certainly exciting times for some of our loved ones who are die hard Tiger supporters. I’ll certainly be backing the yellow and black all the way for this Saturday.

    Steve, I have very fond memories of good times, and many wooden spoons, back in the halycon days at Linton Street, Moorabbin.

    Joe, all the best for Grand Final Day. Hope your beloved Tiges will savage the Crows this Saturday. The 1997 Grand Final remains fresh in my mind and I seriously want Richmond to teach them a serious footy lesson!

    Ah Smokie, you really are a crack up! A U Tube video of me singing it would be great … if only I had a voice of an angel!

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