a short site about The Divine Comedy

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Jiggery Pokery

Reprise par The London Quartet (3:13)

’Twas the first test of the Ashes series nineteen ninety three.
Australia had only managed two-eight-nine and we
Felt all was going to plan that first innings at Old Trafford.
Then Merv Hugues and his handlebar moustache dismissed poor Athers.

I took the crease to great applause and focused on me dinner.
I knew that I had little cause to fear their their young leg spinner.
His loosened up his shoulders and with no run up at all,
He rolled his right arm over and he let go off the ball. Let go off the ball.

It was…
Jiggery pokery trickery jockery how did he open me up?
Robbery muggery Aussie skullduggery out for a buggering duck.
What a delivery? I might as well have been holding a contra bassoon.
Jiggery Pokery who was this nobody making me look a buffoon?
Like a blithering old buffoon.

At first the ball looked straight enough I had it in me sights,
But such was its rotation that it swerved out to the right.
I thought: “well, that’s a leg break”, it’s easily defended.
So I stuck my left leg out and jammed my bat against it.

But the ball it span obscenely and out of the rough it jumped.
Veered back across my bat and pad clipping my off stump.
It took a while to hit me, I momentarily lingered,
But then I saw old ‘Dickie Bird’ slowly raise his finger. Slowly raise his finger.

It was…
Jiggery pokery trickery jockery how did he open me up? Jiggery pokery trickery jockery how did he open me up?
Robbery muggery Aussie skullduggery out for a buggering duck. Robbery muggery Aussie skullduggery out for a buggering duck.
What a delivery? I might as well have been holding a child’s balloon. What a delivery? I might as well have been holding a child’s balloon.
Jiggery pokery who was this nobody making me look a buffoon? Jiggery pokery who was this nobody making me look a buffoon?
Like an accident prone baboon, baboon,
Baboon, baboon, baboon, baboon, baboon, baboon. Baboon, baboon, baboon, baboon, baboon, baboon, baboon.
Baboon, baboon, baboon, baboon, baboon, baboon, baboon.
Baboon, baboon, baboon, baboon, baboon, baboon, baboon.
Baboon, baboon, baboon, baboon, baboon, baboon, baboon.

How such a ball could be bowled I don’t know but if you ask me,
If it had been a cheese roll it would never have got past me. Never have got past me.

It was…
Jiggery pokery trickery jockery how did he open me up ? Jiggery pokery trickery jockery how did he open me up ?
Robbery muggery Aussie skullduggery what in the buggering […] Robbery muggery Aussie skullduggery what in the buggering […]
What a delivery? I might as well have been holding a cob of corn. What a delivery? I might as well have been holding a cob of corn.
Jiggery pokery who was this nobody making me look so forlorn? Jiggery pokery who was this nobody making me look so forlorn?
I hate Shane Warn!