Guitar tablature for Player 23 by Robbie Wessels (tabbed by kunuk)
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Player 23 - Robbie Wessels
Album: Afrika Sonsak



This song super easy to play, making it a great song for a beginner.
Props to Vodacom for giving this song a more viral presence on the
web, and other media. Of course the song also gives thanks to those
who make or break all sporting franchises around the world – the fans!
Woohoo! Creators of the tail-gate, crazy insane amounts of noise at
each game, and purchasers of super wide-screen TVs for away games.  

I took a stab at the lyrics, leaving a few ‘fill in the blanks’
behind. I would like to thank Riette for help filling them in :)

Here are the chords used in the song for quick reference:
        C     C-bar     D     D-bar     G      G-bar
e:------0-------3-------2-------5-------3-------3------
B:------1-------5-------3-------7-------3-------3------
G:------0-------5-------2-------7-------0-------4------
D:------1-------5-------0-------7-------0-------5------
A:------2-------3---------------5-------2-------5------
E:--------------------------------------3-------3------

Have fun! Please let me know if there any changes/suggestions you have
to make the tab better,
Your Friendly Neighbourhood Kunuk – kunuk@rocketmail.com

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VERSE 1:
G                               G
There are twenty-two manne in a rugby team today
C                                G
One to eight the vories, nine to fifteen agterlyn
G                          G
Sixteen to twenty-two, the manne on the bench
    C                                  G
But someone tough is missing, someone famous and intense
D         D           C            G
Jan, Jan, Jan, is die soul van die span

G                                  G
Every Saturday at the game, pak hy alles wat hy kan
C                            G
want daar's naartjies, sy kitaartjie, gasbraai boerewors en pan
G                             G
And he shouts vol uit sy bors uit: "I am here for you my span"
        C                                       G
And the team shouts player twenty-three, we are here for you ou Jan
D         D           C            G
Jan, Jan, Jan, is die soul van die span


CHORUS:
G               G          C     G
Twee en twintig manne in a rugby squad
        G            G        C       D
But the twenty third oke is a genuine stud
    G       G          C            G
His name is Jan, he is every team's dream
G      C             D             G
Player 23, there's a Jan for every team


VERSE 2:
G                                G
His locker is a sacred space, to where our victor runs
C                            G
And there he puts his signed picture: "Groete van ou Jan"
G                           G
Spot him at the supermarket - hoop maar hy's 'n sport
      C                                    G
As he signs his bum Kam Skofskie* said I'm never gonna stort
D         D          C            G
Jan, Jan, Jan is die soul van die span

G                                 G
Waiting for his turn to gooi-Jan's stick goes in the trash
C                                         G
But Schalkie grabs the precious prize and adds it to his stash
G                                      G
At the shoe store Jan is posing in his bright new orange crocs
           C                       G
And the okes can hardly wait to replace their rugby toggs
D         D           C            G
Jan, Jan, Jan, is die soul van die span


CHORUS:
G               G          C     G
Twee en twintig manne in a rugby squad
        G            G        C       D
But the twenty third oke is a genuine stud
    G       G          C            G
His name is Jan, he is every team's dream
G      C             D             G
Player 23, there's a Jan for every team


VERSE 3:
       G                           G
It's a story about two manne, from different provincial spanne
     C                           G
They often did compete to be the mainkop of the street
        G                               G
So they eyed each other skeef wondering who's the biggest fan
     C                                G
They checked each others boerewors to see who is the man
D         D        C            G
Elton and Jan, die soul van die span

G                         G
Driving to the game Elton brags with his tjor
     C                                  G
But Jan drives by and goois a wave, and Elton smiles no more
G                                      G
The kole are just right for them, and the struggle still goes on
       C                             G
It's a showdown at the stadium, it's Elton versus Jan
D         D           C            G
Elton and Jan, is die soul van die span


CHORUS:
       G               G      C              G
It's a story about two manne, legends of the game
     G              G          C              D
From Gauteng to the Cape, will remember their names
     G         G        C            G
It's Elton and Jan, die soul van die span
G       C      D              G
Player 23, the Bokke makes us one
G       C      D              G
Player 23, the Bokke makes us one

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