We've fought the whole world over
Won more battles than we've lost,
Built our huge Empire at
An amazingly low cost.
We've conquered and
On the odd occasion
But the greatest event in history
Could occur this very night,
At least that's what the pundit said
If we can only just get it right.
It's England versus Germany in
A European Cup game
Apparently victory here will
Erase years of National shame.
Forget your Battle of Trafalgar,
Rourke's Drift, Balaclava, Waterloo,
The N.H.S., the Welfare State
The eco flushing loo.
All pale into insignificance if
Our team can just get it right,
Revolutionise our history
By thrashing Germany tonight.
We'll all sing Rule Britannia
And wave the Union Jack:
That's the sort of thing that happens
When you Get Your Country Back.