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sung by “The Original De Fosto Himself”
composed by Winston Scarborough

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“The Original De Fosto Himself”
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Verse 1

Champions - Champions - Champions - Champions

West Indies women and de men
Were the champions to the end
Dey are we champions
Ball for ball, bat for bat, Australia couldn’t believe dat
It was we champions
Then it was England next on de same day
Oh what a photo-finish everyone say
Sunday April the third, - 2 - K - Sixteen we see and heard
Rally around Rally around, Champions is de word!


Champions - Champions - We must salute
West Indians again - Women and men de same
Were in their glee - Yes, including me
Singing Champions - Champions
We start to dance - Watch we
Champions - Champions - Champions - Champions (x2)

Verse 2

Windies under-nineteen start de jamming -
Won de toss an’ send India in
Dey are we Champions - Champions
One hundred and forty-five dey make -
All hell break loose for goodness sake
Is we Champions - Champions
“What a brilliant day of cricket” Ian Bishop said
When de youngsters of the West Indies went to bat ahead
Sammy and de senior salute you all -
“What a victory,” dey start to bawl
Rally around, rally around - West Indies standing tall


Verse 3

Eden Gardens was de venue - Calcutta rise, I am telling you
For we Champions - Champions
Phillip Simmons played a vital role -
Curtly Ambrose show them where to bowl
For we Champions - Champions
England twisting and turning to decide we fate
Where to bowl, how to bowl, before it’s too late
But Carlos Brathwaite from Barbados
Had de people yes on dey toes
It was one - two - three - four sixes. Dat was blows!


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