The Busby Babes

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At four minutes past three on 6th February 1958 we lost our greatest English team,
Some of the finest young players that our Countries ever seen.
Sir Matt Busby had a vision to give the babes a chance,
And boy did they take it conquering Europe's elite from Russia through to France.
Flight 609 stopped to refuel in Munich after a successful European Cup 1/4 final tie,
And who'd have thought that after securing a semi final date 8 of those heroes were going to die. They were cut down in their prime on that fateful homebound flight,
On that snow covered Munich runway our boys lay dying it was such an awful sight.



Eddie Colman, Roger Byrne, Mark Jones and Tommy Taylor to mention only four,
Duncan Edwards passed away two weeks later in hospital arguably the greatest of em all.
David Pegg, Geoff Bent, Liam Whelan, 8 journalists and three backroom men,
And while Charlton, Gregg, Scanlon, Foulkes, Violett, Morgans and Wood reshaped United's future Blanchflower and Berry would never play again.

So young, so gifted, so talented the country remembers the day the Busby Babes died,
And up and down our land we mourned our loss and how our nation cried.
The flowers of English football the flowers of Manchester your legacy lives on, the average age was only 22, So goodnight and rest in peace to England's finest, football forever will miss you.

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