Monday, January 10, 2011

Fiesta Bowl Carol, 2011

(To be sung to the tune, "O Little Town of Bethlehem")
by Beth Bilynskyj, Jan. 10. 2011

O little town of Eugene how still we see thee lie!
Above thy buttes and EMX routes the grey rain clouds go by.
Yet in thy dark streets shineth a flickering of light;
The hopes and fears of all the years are on TV tonight.

How thunderously, how thundrously the Ducks ovations are giv’n;
So Knight imparts to Oregon hearts the blessings for which they’ve striven.
No ear escapes their coming, but in this land of sports,
Where meek souls will avoid them still, the Ducks headline reports.

Alumnis pure and happy pray that their dear team will win,
What misery! Can’t wait to see the Fiesta bowl begin!
Bookies are calculating and bars hold wide their doors,
The dark night wakes, the glory breaks, as Darron Thomas scores.

O Victory in Phoenix descend to us, we pray;
Cast on that ball, delight us all; defeat Auburn today!
We hear the Christmas angels their great glad tidings tell;
What’s all that fuss? What’s that to us? GO DUCKS! we’d rather yell.

1 comment:

Beth B said...

Needless to say, I am not a football fan.