The Trent Bridge Test, in Song
by Devanshu Mehta
As you know, I’m writing and performing a song about each Test in the India v. England series. Here is the one for the Lord’s Test. Without further ado, here is song two:
That’s a digital banjo and funk beats. And here are the lyrics (though I improvized to match the beat, so they are not precise):
Sreesanth and Ishant, having tea for two
Praveen joined in while the bounce was still true
By tea, they got England on a plate
How you gonna win a game from 120 for 8?
Hey Stewie Broad, you might not be aware
They call you Barbie on Twitter, that just don’t seem fair
‘Cause your batting like Beefy and bowling like him too
Though India’s chasing really well at 117 for two.
Hey Mr. Dravid, show a little rage
That you’re payin bills at your advanced age
VVS and Yuvraj tried to do their part
But that swinging ball from Stewie Broad was rippin’ it apart.
Let’s get that run out, out of the way
Bell was an idiot, to walk away
Dhoni held up the spirit of the game
Was he a sucker for Flower mind games.
Ian Bell batted on, and on and on
And on and on and on and on
India went on to promptly collapse
Maybe ’cause they wanted day 5 to relax
Hey Mr. Dhoni, what you gonna do?
You and your boys look like you haven’t got a clue
Tell you the truth, you don’t look like #1
Cause your team’s out there playing like it’s 1991
These are awesome.
Do one for the tour match 😉
If I only had the time…
my only quibble is a lack of adoration for Tim Bresnan. But hey, I had to put up with raw hatred before he turned out to be good.
More importantly, where oh where was the 9-minute banjo solo?
I agree. I regret missing two things– Bresnan and Vaseline.
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