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Thread #37933   Message #531401
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
19-Aug-01 - 07:23 PM
Thread Name: Sporting hero songs?
Well, here is JOHNNY THOMPSON(from Alex Campbell's songbook - not that Alex wrote it, or ever suggested he did). John Thompson was killed when he dived at the ball at the feet of Rangers'forward Dammy English, and was accidentally booted in the head.

There was a lad named Johnny Thompson
From the Fifeshire coast he came
To play for Glasgow Celtic,
It was a team of storied fame.

On the 5th day ofSeptember,
When the Rangers Club he played
Johnny Thompson saved the Celtic goal,
For his club his life he gave.

I took a trip to Parkhead
To see them play a game
As the players came running out,
it did not seem the same

A famous face was missing
From the Green and White brigade
And they told me Johnny Thompson
His last game had played.

The fans they now are silent,
As they travel far and near,
No more will they cheer John Thompson
Who was football's brightest star.

So come on Glasgow Celtic
Stand up and play the game
For in your goal a spirit stands,
John Thompson is his name.