THE AMERICA'S CUP
Written in 1983 when Australia won the America's Cup.A proud moment in history.
|When Australia won the Yachting trophy -THE AMERICA'S CUP- in 1983, the Cup embarked on a journey to all Australian major cities.This poem was written in protest as to why regional towns were not given the privilege of seeing THE CUP.
We all are Australians, through and through
Our pride in our country is really true blue
We sat up all night cheering a fabulous crew
But they won't let us see the Cup!
The day after our win I walked through own town
I saw people dressed in green and gold all around
No one was a stranger, no one wore a frown
Overjoyed that we'd won the Cup!
Capital cities have more people, I know
Good luck to the many who can see it on show
But there are millions of Aussies who'll miss - sad it's so
'Cause we'd all like to see the Cup!
Another big race won't be held for some years
That's plenty of time to hear all the cheers
Of every single Aussie who cried those proud tears
The day that we won the Cup!
The circus, the Showmen, the Pop stars, the rest
Can tour our great land from one town to the next
But this is the show that must be the best
COME ON ! ---- Let us see "OUR CUP" !
THREE YEARS LATER-------
In the year '83, yachtsmen brought home a Cup
From the U.S.of A and our spirits were up
No crew had e'er captured the sailing world's prize
"Australia 2" was the hero in yacht lovers' eyes.
We paraded the Cup 'round the land for three years
The people responded with flag waving and cheers
And then the time came when we had to get up
And prove to the world, we deserved that old Cup.
Over five long months yachts sailed waters blue
Around Perth -WA to see just which crew,
Which yacht that would challenge and which would defend
The America's Cup in the race at the end.
Our own "Kooka 3" sailed her best - that we know
But that man Dennis Connor was determined to show
That he was the one would regain the fame
And take back that Cup - be forgiven his shame.
So we lost the big prize that we held for three years
Don't dare feel ashamed or shed any tears
We won their Mug once - we proved that we could
We showed the whole world, and it made us feel good.
To you, Dennis Connor, you sailed a great race
But just for how long can you keep up the pace?
The whole world knows now the Cup's not bolted down
And any yacht club can wear Yachting's Crown.
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