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Spursery Rhymes by Rosey




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Matthew Rose, musician-at-large, who I last saw dressed up like Ziggy Stardust serenading King William fair-goers with Bowie covers, has directed his songwriting abilities lately to creating "Spursery Rhymes" based on his beloved adopted basketball team, under the name Spursery Inc. He sent me a collection recently, and these are my favorite. Looking forward to what Game 4 inspires.

Sing a song of Six Flags

A pocket full of threes

Tony, Tim and Manu

Will bring you to your knees

When the lane was open

Manu began to swing

Wasn't that a tasty dunk

To throw down on the "king"?


Old coach Pop was a merry old soul

And a merry old soul was he

So he called for Kawhi and he called Danny Green

And he called for his super Big Three!


Cling, clang, brick

Bosh is feeling sick

Who's team's he on?

Some guy named LeBron

Who hit a three?

Anyone but he!


Tony P, Tony P, what you doing?

“I’m out in Miami to see the king”

Tony P, Tony P, what did you dare?

“I went right around him as if he weren’t there!”


D Wade, D Wade

The crowds are all dismayed

About the way you’ve played.

The dunk that you displayed

Was only a charade,

The one good shot you made.

“Farewell!” you must be bade

I think they want a trade

You didn’t make the grade

Considering what you’re paid.


The Neal and the Danny Green were fighting for the crown

The Neal dropped six on the Heat and Green knocked seven down.

James tweeted "sad face" and Wade gave a frown,

Some gave them plum cake and drummed them out of town.




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