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    some hidden meanings

    Can we see our Lions prowling, can we count upon these men
    Will they interrupt the Samba and evoke the ghost of Moore
    Will they burn out, will they whimper, will we hear three Lions Roar
    From the Peckhams to the Beckhams, from The Bridge up to The Lane
    From The Valley to The Cottage, is it four more years of pain

    The above is a poem for England world cup team.

    I cannot understand "the ghost of Moore", "Peckhams" ". Is there any hidden meaning in them?

    Thanks!

    Jason

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    Re: some hidden meanings

    Sir Thomas More was the English councillor who stood against Henry VIII's decision to divorce and remarry. He was subsequently beheaded for his stand and was later canonised by the Catholic Church. There were other great Britons by the name of Moore as well (double o) which the poem may be referring to.

    Peckham is a district of London with an ethnically diverse community. If you look on the Wikipedia page, you may find some clue about why it was referenced. ;)

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    Re: some hidden meanings

    'The ghost of Moore' is a reference to the legendary Bobby Moore.

    Robert Frederick Chelsea "Bobby" Moore, OBE (12 April 1941 – 24 February 1993) was an English footballer. He captained West Ham United for more than ten years and was captain of the England team that won the1966 World Cup. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest defenders of all time, and was cited by Pelé as the greatest defender that he had ever played against.
    He won a total of 108 caps for the England team, which at the time of his international retirement in 1973 was a national record.

    (Wikipedia)

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