Ramsgate Hotel Incident

[to the tune of battle of New Orleans]

Words: Greg Champion

In 1836 they built a little town
They said this’ll be the spot for a showdown
There’ll be one called Port and one’ll be the Crows
And they can battle it out until the cows come home

Two hundred years later and the showdowns were hot
And just after Port had won four on the trot
They all adjourned to a watering hole
And proceeded to act like the convicts of old

They drank their drinks and the players kept arriving
Down from Tapleys Hill and West Beach Road
‘Cos word got out that a hotel carpark
was where the two tribes were gonna have a go

They all assembled near the beach that day
to settle their differences the old-fashioned way
nothing too rough just a push and a shove
just to reflect their respect and love

One pushed one and one pushed the other
and before you knew it, it was really on
the cops were called but before they got there
the Pub was empty and the boys were gone

And over at West Lakes and down at the Port
They chuckled and said “it was just a bit of sport
That’s the way the game should be played
And that’s how we do things in old Adelaide”

They drank their drinks and the players kept arriving
Down from Tapleys Hill and West Beach Road
one pushed one and one pushed the other
and before you knew it they were having a go