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Where did it all come from
Where did it all start
One hand in the air
Two fingersheld apart

Some say Winston Churchill
With his inspiring speech
About us all atanding
And fightintg on the beach

It was before the battle of Agincourt
Where your Frenchies didn't linger:
If they caught French archer
It was off with  his bow fingers.

Just before the battle
Aware of the slicing rumour
The English Army all
Showed their sense of humour.

They all  lined up to face 
The Frenchies full square
And at a given signal
Waved two fingers in the air

Shouting out loud
To emphasise the fact
The arrows will be flying
'Cos our fingers are intact.

The unexpected victory gave
The English such a thrill
The away side three points
The home side nil.

And ever since that time
To show, joy, relief or care
The English have responded
With two fingers in the air.

So that's how it started
Courtesy of the archery trade
And our gift to the world
British Empire made.

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