Spiro Malakellis (1992)

tune: living next door to Alice these words: greg champion

Spiro was raised in a fishing town
By the Adriatic Sea near a soccer ground
Above the Parthenon, just outside Athens

He played with a ball on the streets with the kids
And it soon became clear from the tricks he did
He was going to be – above average

CH.
Oh I don’t know how they found him, but I’m just glad they did
Recruited from the Amos. As a seven-year-old kid
Oh there’s never been a hero, big as Spiro Malakellis
Twenty-four years and destined for fame
Five foot seven tall and getting shorter every game
No there’s never been a hero, big as Spiro Malakellis

2.
Then one fateful day his Papa came home
He said “pack up your things, on a journey we’re goin’
To the big football ground, Down Under”

To the second biggest Greek community in the world
Where there’s plenty of Ouzo and lotsa Greek girls
I’m gonna get a fish & chippery – in Anakie

CH.
Oh I don’t know how they found him, but I’m just glad they did
Recruited from the Amos. As a seven-year-old kid
Oh there’s never been a hero, big as Spiro Malakellis
Twenty-four years and destined for fame
Five foot seven tall and getting shorter every game
No there’s never been a hero, big as Spiro Malakellis