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    Ballard of Bledisloe

    Because it's been fifteen years and even with two home games we'd need a miracle to win this year.

    So, to the tune of American Pie:


    A long, long time ago . . .
    I can still remember
    How George Gregan made Jeff Wilson cry
    And I knew if we had a crack
    We could get our mojo back
    And maybe have the Bledisloe, for while

    But Michael Cheika makes me shiver
    With each bad game plan he delivers
    Bad news for our nationís team
    Winningís become a distant dream

    I canít remember if I cried
    When Howlett made their score so high
    But something touched me deep inside
    When the wallabies died
    So

    Bye, bye to the wallabies side
    We canít run or pass or kick and our score just isnít high
    And that smug kiwi crowd drinks Steinlager and smiles
    Singing the dreams of the wallabies have died
    The dreams of the wallabies have died

    Did you watch us as number one
    And did you yell ďRun Wallaby RunĒ
    Our team used to put on a show
    And do you remember big John Eales
    Lifting the cup, giving us good feels
    Nobody knew how to make us go-ooo

    Well I know the teamís in the trash bin
    And I saw Quade Cooperís many sins
    His two amigo buds
    Are truly massive spu-uds

    I was a lonely feral Rugby guy
    Our world cup wins made me feel really high
    But our hopes were all pie in the sky
    When the wallabies died
    I started singing . . .

    Bye, bye to the wallabies side
    We canít run or pass or kick and our score just isnít high
    And that smug kiwi crowd drinks Steinlager and smiles
    Singing the dreams of the wallabies have died
    The dreams of the wallabies have died

    Now for ten years our hopes have been crushed
    And our scrums have been as soft as mush
    But thatís not how it used to be

    When Dan Herbert ran a great line
    And Larkhamís drop goal looked just fine
    In a game they won for you and me

    And while Eddie Jones was looking down
    Johnny Wilkinson stole the wallabies crown
    Our winning was adjourned
    And it still hasnít returned

    And while the all blacks run us off the park
    Even when folau takes one or two good marks
    Weíll all sing dirges in the dark
    The day, the wallabies, die
    Weíll be singing

    Bye, bye to the wallabies side
    We canít run or pass or kick and our score just isnít high
    And that smug kiwi crowd drinks Steinlager and smiles
    Singing the dreams of the wallabies have died
    The dreams of the wallabies have died

    The last world cup was a real belter
    But the final had us seeking shelter
    Our hopes started falling fast

    The all blacks ran across the grass
    Nigel Owens missed their forward pass
    With our fans crying and dreaming of the past

    Well that painful loss made us all fume
    Our team still seems like it is doomed
    With players off to france
    Our team has little chance

    Ďcos our team runs out onto the field
    But the all blacks refuse to yield
    Our lack of depth has been revealed
    As the wallabies die
    We started singing

    bye, bye to the wallabies side
    We canít run or pass or kick and our score just isnít high
    And that smug kiwi crowd drinks Steinlager and smiles
    Singing the dreams of the wallabies have died
    The dreams of the wallabies have died

    So there we were in a bad place
    A rugby nation lost in space
    And now weíve got to start again

    So Genia be nimble, Genia be slick
    Make sure you kick the ball real quick
    Ďcos chargedowns are our opponents best friend

    And when I watch our team on the big stage
    My hands are clenched in fists of rage
    No coach of Waratahs
    Can teach players how to pass

    And as my blood alcohol climbs all night
    To dull the pain of this losing blight
    I saw Hansen laughing with delight
    When the wallabies died
    He was singing

    Bye, bye to the wallabies side
    We canít run or pass or kick and our score just isnít high
    And that smug kiwi crowd drinks Steinlager and smiles
    Singing the dreams of the wallabies have died
    The dreams of the wallabies have died

    I met a player whoíd never worn blue
    And asked him for some happy news
    But the selectors had turned him away

    And I went to homebush just once more
    Where weíd lifted the cup all those years before
    But the staff there said the wallabies couldnít play

    And in the streets the young fans scream
    The old fans think of what once had been
    But not a word is spoken
    Our hopes and dreams are broken

    And the greatest players youíll ever see
    Eales, Farr-Jones and Campese
    Had retired to live a life easy
    The day, the wallabies, died
    And they were singing

    Bye, bye to the wallabies side
    We canít run or pass or kick and our score just isnít high
    And that smug kiwi crowd drinks Steinlager and smiles
    Singing the dreams of the wallabies have died
    The dreams of the wallabies have died

    They were singing
    Bye, bye to the wallabies side
    We canít run or pass or kick and our score just isnít high
    And that smug kiwi crowd drinks Steinlager and smiles
    Singing the dreams of the wallabies have died

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    you might need to finetune it a bit, changing some of the "we" and "our" to "they" and "their"

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    Wow, you went with the whole 13 minutes didn't you TIF?

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    Yeah, not my work, cant take nay credit for that.

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    thank goodness-because that Ballard is actually a ballad

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    What's a Bledisloe?

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    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news...ectid=11905242

    "A Wallabies great has dubbed the Bledisloe Cup as the Schapelle Corby Cup, due to its long absence from Australia.

    Former Wallabies Joe Roff made the quip at the annual Gold Coast Rugby lunch last week, the Courier Mail reports."

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