This weekend the finals of the Australian Open tennis tournament will be played. To motivate the players and fans towards the finals and give them a smile, this weeks Sportsong of the Week is a funny one! It's #35 and it's 'I'm in love with Steffie Graf' by Hugh Laurie!
James Hugh Calum Laurie is an English actor, writer, director, musician, singer, comedian, and author. He first became known as one-half of the Fry and Laurie double act with his friend and comedy partner Stephen Fry, whom he joined in the cast of A Bit of Fry & Laurie in the 1980s and 1990s. This show gave Laurie a chance to perform some of his sharply satirical tunes. Including this love-ballad to tennis player Steffi Graf.
Stefanie Maria "Steffi" Graf is a German former world No. 1 tennisplayer. Graf won 22 Grand Slam singles titles. Her 22 singles titles is second all-time and marks the record for most Major wins by a tennis player (male or female) since the introduction of the Open Era in 1968. In 1988, she became the first and only tennis player (male or female) to achieve the Golden Slam by winning all four Grand Slam singles titles and the Olympic gold medal in the same calendar year. Furthermore, she is the only tennis player to have won each Grand Slam event at least 4 times. So also the Australian Open! True legend!
This song will surely give you a good laugh, so be sure to listen to it and remember the tennis legend Steffi Graf. "She had a hamstring problem and recurring muscle problem....my angel never lost a service game".
Lyrics 'I'm in love with Steffi Graf' - Hugh Laurie
She's got eyes like diamonds, Hair like twisted gold. When she looks up to me, I feel my blood run cold Now,I don't care if people laugh (A-ha) I'm in love with Steffi Graf
I watched her all last summer; I watched her every day She knew that I was with her, She didn't have to say She can run, but she can't hide She knows I feel deep down inside..
That Steffi is an angel But she folds her wings And walks like you and me She's extremely good at tennis On any kind of surface there might be
Clay or grass She'll flay your ass And when she hits that topspin second serve I think I know the meaning of love
Eastbourne never was a favorite The outside courts were damp She had a hamstring problem And recurring muscle cramp
But she dug deep and won it just the same My angel never lost a service game But now, a shadow in the distance A girl with ponytails Sixteen and full of hunger The end of Steffi's trail I can't wait for her defeat I fetch a knife and take my seed
'Cause Steffi is a goddess My love for her, it knows no bounds I'd kill to make her happy, Or just to get her through the early rounds
Kill or maim It's just a game But if I had another life, I'd chose To come back as one of Steffi's shoes 'Cause Steffi is an angel But she folds her wings And walks like you and me