Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Autumn Wind

Ralph just sent this to me. Perfect for this time of year.

The Autumn Wind
by Steve Sabol
(not Ed, his father; thanks Ninja)

The Autumn Wind is a pirate
Blustering in from sea
With a rollicking song he sweeps along
swaggering boisterously
His face is weather beaten
He wears a hooded sash
With his silver hat about his head
And a bristly black moustache
He growls as he storms the country
A villain big and bold
And the trees all shake and quiver and quake
As he robs them of their gold
The Autumn wind is a Raider
Pillaging just for fun
He'll knock you 'round and upside down
And laugh when he's conquered and won.

Who knew football could be so poetic?

You can hear it being read here. The man's voice is awesome. (Makes me think of Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven.)

1 comment:

I am Ninja said...

“The Autumn Wind” is a poem written by Steve Sabol (son of Ed Sabol) describing autumn weather. It is synonymous with the Oakland Raiders,[1][2] and is often heard at games.[3][4] Narrated by John Facenda,[5] this 1974 production has been dubbed "The Battle Hymn of the Raider Nation."[6]
When Raider owner Al Davis heard The Autumn Wind for the first time, he was silent for a second before telling Ed Sabol that he loved it, and it epitomized everything the Raiders stand for.