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Guerilla Cricket

by James Sherwood

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Take guard! Man the barricades!
Patrol the cover boundary!
At last the time is come.
This is a cricketing emergency.

Hear this call to arms
For every cricket revolutionary.
Take up your bats and stumps
For the Test Match Insurgency.

At first they tried to silence us,
But we would not be silenced
They threatened us with lies,
So we threatened them with violence

Che Guevara, Sangakkara
Joseph Stalin, Douglas Jardine
Robespierre, Darrell Hair
Vladimir Lenin, O’Brien Kevin
Guerilla Cricket

It’s not about the winning,
It’s about how many rules you break
Even in cricket commentary
This is the best advice to take

Pick Guerilla Cricket -
It’s the finest choice you’ll ever make
There’s so much more to cricket than
Rev counters and a slice of cake

At first they tried to sanitise us
And clean up our act
But people like it filthy,
And we know that for a fact.

Fidel Castro, Lennie Pascoe
Carlos the Jackal, Umar Akmal
Mahatma Gandhi, Grant and Andy
Brendan Behan, Austin Ian
Guerilla Cricket

Stick with us, cos you know
We’re not the kind of thing that you see on
The TV and the radio
So Vive La Revolution

At first they tried to buy us
But we would not be bought
OK, we were, but then we ran away,
And we will not be caught.

We would not give up the ghost
When they left us all for dead
They decapitated us,
But we just grew another head

Chairman Mao, Jamie How
Ho Chi Minh, Asif Din
Vaclav Havel, Graham Saville
No Surrender, Percy Fender
Guerilla Cricket


released September 1, 2014
Vocals, instruments, and production: James Sherwood
Music: James Sherwood
Lyrics: James Sherwood, after Nigel Henderson


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