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ENGLAND 2006 [Not Karaokied]

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The modern game of football
In dear old England has its roots
Kids dumped their caps and satchels
And put on their football boots
They played the game each day at school
In the towns and in' the sticks'
Village took on other villages
So the lads could get their kicks
Singing Rule Britannia,
Britannia rules the waves
Britons never, never, never shall be slaves...


They passed the bladder with aplomb
And they give the badge a kiss
But the ball never went near their mouths
Kos it once was full of piss
They played football with father
And mother sewed  each tear and rip
And then bade them all good fortune
In their brand new England kit
Singing Rule Britannia,
Britannia rules the waves
Britons never, never, never shall be slaves...

Hard working men of industry
As the factories sound their horns
Had a drink went to the stadium
And the football fan was born
Made rosetts and cranked the rattles
As they cheered the team along
And when they sang for England
Its with pride they chose this song
Singing Rule Britannia,
Britannia rules the waves
Britons never, never, never shall be slaves...

We played the teams in Europe
All on Wembely's sacred turf
And they battled for our countries pride
For all that they were worth
We then embraced 'all comers'
And the next step was the World
Fans sent their flat caps soaring
As the Saint George flag unfurled
Singing Rule Britannia,
Britannia rules the waves
Britons never, never, never shall be slaves...

Then Alfred Earnest Ramsey
Rode in in 63
With a mission from the FA
To bring England victory
To generate a power
To match Englands industry
He brought the cup to England
And was knighted by the queen
Singing Rule Britannia,
Britannia rules the waves
Britons never, never, never shall be slaves...

Now all you folk of England
We shall rally once again
There is history to be written
And its you shall hold the pen
Let your voices ring so all can hear
May your spirits never sag
And we'll sing as one for England
As we fly the St George Flag
Singing Rule Britannia,
Britannia rules the waves
Britons never, never, never shall be slaves...
Britons never, never, never shall be slaves...