Fuorigioco

12/03/21
Other Music

Fuorigioco – The Old Subbuteo Town Band

This may be the first song featuring an Old Heavyweight Figure on guitar.

Inspired by a trip to Parabiago to play in an Old Subbuteo tournament, and a game with the irrepressible Ottiko.

One over-enthusiastic attack, one schoolboy error and one deflated player later, there was a perfect excuse to write a melancholic song about having a goal disallowed for offside. 😥😃

Lyrics

Heading down the road to Parabiago
Head to head with Ottiko-di-Pazzo
This is why we had to go

Get a move right down the wing
Miniature men doing their thing
Some go straight and some go curling

Shooting on the fly through the crowd
Inside right doing us proud
Couldn’t believe it was disallowed

Shoulda hadda onside flick
Shoulda hadda on - side - flick
Shoulda hadda onside flick
Shoulda hadda…mmm…

Shoulda hadda onside flick
Shoulda hadda on - side - flick
Shoulda hadda onside flick
Shoulda hadda…mmm…Fuorigioco

Got too keen to give it a go
Shooting on the fly – what a show
Roof of the net but the ref said no

Shoulda hadda onside flick
Shoulda hadda on - side - flick
…onside flick
Shoulda hadda…mmm…
Shoulda hadda onside flick
Shoulda hadda on - side - flick
Shoulda hadda onside flick
Shoulda hadda…mmm…Fuorigioco

Message to Chris

Everyone else ignore this bit...

After verse 2 - Maybe add a bar of the ZZ Top drum roll ('backwards arms' thing like wot they do)

The bit after chorus 1, to be normal timing, without whatever went on there(!)

After chorus 2, some extra bars for the Subbuteo figure to player some lead guitar...?

Then a final chorus (no repeat - just one thankfully!)

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