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The Footba' Referee
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PERFORMING ARTISTS
Matt McGinn
Matt McGinn
Performer
COMPOSITION & LYRICS
Matt McGinn
Matt McGinn
Composer
PRODUCTION & ENGINEERING
Nathan Joseph
Nathan Joseph
Producer

Lyrics

Why did I ever become a footba' referee? I coulda been an engineer or a sailor on the sea Whenever there is a fault to find, they always pick on me Why did I ever become a footba' referee? I used tae play at centre half when I was very young And, sticking out for fair play, I never could hold my tongue The men at the top were watching and they quickly spotted me They said, "Now there's a decent man. We'll make him a referee!" Why did I ever become a footba' referee? I coulda been an engineer or a sailor on the sea Whenever there is a fault to find, they always pick on me Why did I ever become a footba' referee? When first I took my whistle out, I did feel very proud I played it like a fluter and I smiled at all the crowd I gave them two decisions, then I heard a terrible boo For fifty thousand voices roared, "Coconuts to you!" Why did I ever become a footba' referee? I coulda been an engineer or a sailor on the sea Whenever there is a fault to find, they always pick on me Why did I ever become a footba' referee? When Rangers played the Celtic, I was stuck oot on the field I'd only been there a minute or two when the crowd began to squeal The half o' them said, "He's a Fenian wi' a heart to Ireland." The others said, "He's a blue-nose And he's had the shake o' the hand." Why did I ever become a footba' referee? I coulda been an engineer or a sailor on the sea Whenever there is a fault to find, they always pick on me Why did I ever become a footba' referee? The game had run on half an hour when two began tae fight I tried tae separate them and tae tell them who was right They bashed me and they battered me and they left me nearly lame The crowd all roared, "Go bury him and let's get on wi' the game." Why did I ever become a footba' referee? I coulda been an engineer or a sailor on the sea Whenever there is a fault to find, they always pick on me Why did I ever become a footba' referee? They brought me o'er to Italy as a very honoured guest Between Milan and Roma I did my level best But the crowd — they didnae fancy me, I could tell by the way they squealed They'd to bring a helicopter in to get me aff' a' the field Why did I ever become a footba' referee? I coulda been an engineer or a sailor on the sea Whenever there is a fault to find, they always pick on me Why did I ever become a footba' referee?
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