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Thread #68954 Message #3204329
Posted By: GUEST,Cricketer Chris
08-Aug-11 - 10:11 PM
Thread Name: Help: Little Boxes (Malvina Reynolds) ticky-tacky?
Subject: RE: Help: Little Boxes (Malvina Reynolds) ticky-tacky?
Here's the cricketing version of Pete Seeger's little ditty:
"Little boxes in the sports shop
Little boxes are for cricketers
Little boxes made of plastic
Little boxes, all the same.
There's a white one and a pink one
And one made of aluminium
For the tender bits of cricketers
And it still hurts quite a lot.
"And the batsmen still get injured
And get impotent and quite undignified
'Cos a short ball in the boxes
Hurts the ballses quite a lot;
There's a green one and a pink one
And a blue one and a yellow one
With a sprinkling of aluminium
And it still hurts quite a lot."
Accredited to English west country singer Fred Wedlock.
Source: Allen, David Rayvern; A Song For Cricket,published by Pelham Books, London, c1981.