Charlie Tully – A “Broth-of-a-Bhoy” …

ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTHDAY OF ONE OF THE GREATEST AND BEST-LOVED CHARACTERS IN CELTIC HISTORY, WE ARE PLEASED TO PRESENT A 25THMAY1967 LYRICAL TRIBUTE.

Hint – try singing it to the tune of “Galway Bay”:

“Broth-of-a-Bhoy”

Bold Charles Patrick breezed

across the sea from Ireland;

and the Belfast Bhoyo quickly shot to fame.

Roasting Rangers catapulted him to stardom –

everywhere you looked was

“Cheeky Charlie’s” name.

Tully cocktails, Tully ties and Tully ice cream;

Tully craic that made you laugh

till you were sore.

Tully’s antics were the very stuff of legend –

that’s why Tully’s so revered

in Celtic lore.

He was on the wing that sunny

day at Hampden,

when with ‘7’ strikes we blew the ’Gers away.

Tully picked the lock to open up the floodgates –

sure, their goalposts gaped as wide

as Galway Bay.

Charlie travelled with the punters

down to Lisbon;

watched the Celtic win in style without his tricks.

Some wag queried whether he’d’ve made the Lions –

Charlie quipped,

“I could’a took the corner kicks!”

Called too soon, he brought his

hometown to a standstill,

just like Battles and John Thomson

way back when.

Jock and Billy bore his casket for the Celtic –

just deserts for all the times

he carried them!

Copyright © 25thMay1967

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