Danny McLardy was a winger Glasgow Rangers
during the 1963, 64, 65, and 66 seasons. For many years he has been the
proprietor of Opies, a very successful Scottish butcher shop on Concession
Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. This poem was recited on cable TV
sometime after he broke his leg while coaching soccer.
OWED TAE DANNY McC.
If ye want tae see a cheukie
like a butcher in a stookie,
gang tae Opie's on Concession on the Hill:
There ye'll find a man in plaster
for he courted wi' disaster
playin' fitba' like a silly laddie will.
Ye have tae be richt glaekit
tae kick yer leg an' break it
an' limp aboot for ower a month or twa:
Tae hae a spot that itches,
deep within yer concrete britches
must be murder when ye canny scratch at a'.