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SOURCE:Australian Melodist No 20
Mitchell library 784.8/A
Written by PAT FINN for FRANK CLARK
SITE SOURCE: Sport

THE DAY THAT I PLAYED FOOTBALL

MY name it is O’Hooligan,
I’m a man that’s influential,
I work each day and pay my way,
My debts are few and small—
The other day some lads did come,
And filled me up with gin and rum,
Then took me out in the boiling sun,
To play that game, Futball.

I challenged Carlton and Fitzroy,
South Melbourne and the Essendon,
Port Melbourne, Melbourne and Geelong,
I challenged one and all.
And now I will footballing drop
My leg is broken, so I hop—
I’ll open up a doctor’s shop-
All through that game, Futball.

Still Football is a glorious game,
For instance up in Carlton
Jack Gardiner is in Parliament
And makes a tidy haul.
And who can tell but some fine day
I’ll be a blooming M.L.A.,
And will like Gardiner bless the day—
I struggled with Futball.