A SONG FOR BRIAN

On the occasion of a disappointing Somerset performance at Taunton.

Late last night I was wandering the streets of Taunton when suddenly I heard the plaintive sound of a cat meowing. Looking around me I saw, Brian the club cat being consoled by the team mascot Stumpy. This is what I heard him singing!

Cheer up, Brian.
You know what they say;

Some times the batsmen fail
They can make you weep and wail
As you wonder how things ever got so bad
But after that collapse
Let’s still support the chaps
Remember all those times they made us glad

Always look on the bright cider life
Always look on the bright cider life

When you wish you weren’t alive
Cos it’s seventeen for five
And life, it feels, will never be the same
Though the wickets they keep tumbling
It ain’t the time for grumbling
Remember after all its just a game, and

Always look on the bright cider life
Always look on the bright cider life

When the target that was set
The opposition get
With overs needed being far too few
When the bowling wasn’t tidy
Don’t insist on an inquiry
The team will know just what they need to do, so

Always look on the bright cider life
Always look on the bright cider life

When your top players have been taken
By a format godforsaken
Unwelcomely imposed from those above
Though The Hundred’s on the telly
Will we watch? – ‘Not on your nelly!’
Cos Somerset is still the team we love, and

Always look on the bright cider life
Always look on the bright cider life
(C’mon Brian, cheer up)
Always look on the bright cider life
Always look on the bright cider life

[With apologies to Eric Idle and Ian Shepard, the title of whose excellent Somerset CCC Podcast, I pinched for the refrain of Stumpy’s song. That Podcast can be found on the Podbean app .]


Other Somerset cricket related blogs:

To read ‘A Song for Ben Green’, click here

To read ‘A Cricket Taunt’, click here

To read ‘How Covid-19 stole the the cricket season’, click here

To read ‘Eve of the RLODC limericks’ click here

To read ‘It’s coming home…’, click here

To read ‘Enough Said…’, the last section of which is cricket related, click here

A Jack Leach Trilogy:

To read ‘For when we can’t see why’, click here

To read ‘WWJD – What would Jack Do?’, click here

To read ‘On Playing a Blinder’, click here

To read ‘Coping with Disappointment’, click here

To read ‘Somerset CCC – Good for the soul’, click here

To read ‘Longing for the pavilion whilst enjoying a good innings’, click here

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