I am bowling to Victor Trumper
And the sun is shining
And my shirt is white
This is the best day of my life


I am bowling to Victor Trumper
And he shrugs his shoulders
And I’m gone for six
(Yabba:)”Oh for a strong arm and a walking stick!”


I am bowling to Victor Trumper
And he dances down the wicket
And he is stumped and I am stunned
I feel like a boy who has killed a dove.




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    Song MeaningThis song is written from the perspective of the great Australian leg-spin bowler Arthur Mailey, who told the story of how as a young man playing in club cricket he came to bowl against the greatest, most admired and most swashbuckling batsman of the age, Victor Trumper. Mailey was not only an admirer of Trumper, but also a great romantic - he was certainly sensible of the privilege of bowling to his hero! Trumper played a succession of typically glorious strokes, until Mailey managed to bowl him (not have him stumped as the song suggests). In telling the story years later he used the memorable and poignant phrase "I felt like a boy who killed a dove."

    One for the real cricket fan this! :D
    samuel5903on February 04, 2014   Link

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