Stanley Gala Day


This is the tale of bold Joe Smith

Who couldna’ stand the pace

He finished up the last o’ a’

In the married man’s flat race


But Joe was no discouraged

He’d be in wi’ a shout

So he challenged Jackie Williamson

Tae an airm wrestling bout


The teeth cam’ oot, Jack clenched his gums

But three times Jack did yield

Now Joe’s the worthy winner

O’ the Stanley Challenge Shield


But Jack was no’ discouraged

Tho’ he didna win a cup

For they’ve gi’en tae him the trophy

As the gumsy runner up.