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If there were any doubts about the smooth transition between the captaincy regimes of Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook, they should have been largely dispelled by the comments of...
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The Ashes will be a waltz with Strauss - original song

I was challenged to write a song about the forthcoming Ashes series, so here it is. I wrote the words, and Andrew Strauss's cousin, about ten times removed, wrote the tune! One or two members of the England touring party are not mentioned by name in the song; I apologise to them for leaving them out, but they are more likely to feature in the one-day matches than in the Test Matches, which will determine whether England can retain the Ashes that they regained at home in 2009. The Ashes will be a waltz with Strauss To lead England in Australia; There's Strauss, Cook and Trott, KP, and Bell, Then Collingwood, Prior and Broad as well; Swann, Anderson, Finn. Aussies never give in But aren't going to win. They will be led a very merry dance. Their batsmen will shuffle and hop and wish They'd an Anderson shelter to hide in; If they survive the giant Broad Then they must face the mighty Finn, It's Finn and it's Broad: - how can that be? Broad and Finn, simultaneously? Then, just to shred Their nerves, we''ve got Tremlett in reserve. See Graeme Swann around in Perth; Watch how he pens those cobbers in. His signature ball with any luck Securing no end of ugly ducks, And if Monty plays too, Aussie, what will you do? Twist and reel, I've no doubt, For these two will surely spin you out. When England bats, Australia Should have to run around a lot, Expecting a feast of runs from Cook And Ponting can't hope to out-fox Trott. We've high hopes indeed of Pietersen Though Aussies will <b>...</b>
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