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Theres been a few posts on here over the last few months and possibly longer about songs at the match etc etc.

Either people wanna get a new song and make it ours or the origins of a song, is it ours or is it somebody elses, I myself think it is very hard to force people to sing songs (as Everton have tried!!) but why don't we sing three of the best if not the best Everton songs we have.

a) Banks of the Royal Blue Mersey is my favorite and the best Everton song out there in my opinion, when you get that going at the away matches it doesn't half sound great. A full Park End or Gwladys St singing that would be amazing!!

b) Here We Go is so simple and brilliant. Also a bit of something different to the 'Everton, Everton' chant that goes out with same name. Just imagine with the old words "we're the team, we're supreme No.1 & we love you EV-ER-TON" I know its a bit cheesy but fucking hilarious it would be.

c) Although this one is making a comeback 'We're by far the greatest team.... the world has ever seen' is a chant that takes me right back to the 80s (along with We Shall Not Be Moved!) as a chant that used to make me hairs on the back of my neck stand up.

Them three along with possibly some other old faves are the easiest chants in the world and removes the need to have any songs adapted and forced onto us (good or bad) because we all know the best chants are born out of nowhere.

Just wanted to get your thoughts on all this caper, people......... agree or disagree???
John Lloyd, Liverpool     Posted 07/12/2007 at 14:38:50

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Pete Sullivan
1   Posted 07/12/2007 at 16:06:36

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When I first stood on the Street End in the mid 70?s, OUR song was always "When you?re smiling..." with the ending being "....the whole world smiles with you..without your kex on...the whole world smles with yooouu"..I think it?s time this one was revived as well...maybe in the squares of Amsterdam...love the Banks of the Royal Blue though..
Paul Trafford
2   Posted 07/12/2007 at 16:12:39

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Totally agree John, Keep it nice and simple... I personally think the Park End holds the key to a good atmosphere at goodison...

The reason I say this is the Street End will sing all day and good on them, but my season ticket is in the Park End and sometimes it can be quiet to say the least...

So a bit of a rallying call to all my blue brothers and sisters in the Park End, get your singing heads on...

I'm liking the tell me ma, me ma uefa song as well...
Mick Mac
3   Posted 07/12/2007 at 17:56:13

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Who remembers when Evertonians used to sing When Your Smiling
mick Mac
4   Posted 07/12/2007 at 17:57:10

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Sorry Pete just seen it
Jonty Morgan
5   Posted 07/12/2007 at 18:39:39

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Totally agree Paul, when the Park End joins in it makes it feel like the enitre stadium is singing along, which is why when we have both ends singing i feel it is better than say a Kop or a stretford end as they only seem to come from one area.

I to have a season ticket there and would love there to be more singing in the Park End, don’t think anything will ever happen to make it more so though.
Lee Spargo
6   Posted 07/12/2007 at 18:55:42

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I hope someone starts ’were on the march’ at West Ham on Wednesday. One of my favourites that.
Keith Glazzard
7   Posted 07/12/2007 at 18:40:27

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Royal Blue Mersey is a classic, and unless someone from the celtic fringe tells me different, definitely ours. Can it be updated?

"We hate Bill Shankly" - welll, after all, he did end up an Evertonian, didnt’t he, so you might have to change that. Saint John and Big Ron? - your average shite supporter somewhere near Reading) would have no idea what you were talking about. And as their team changes every year it would be very hard to keep up.

In the unlikely event of our favourite ref treading the Goodison turf in the future, instead of the understandable chorus of booing, can I recommend everyone simply chanting ’ Clattenberg, clap clap clap’, just to say that absolutely everone in the ground knows who he is.

Would you like it?
Dave Wilson
8   Posted 07/12/2007 at 19:07:05

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Best laught this year was the sight of the hypocritical twat in the back row at derby - you know who your are - after slaughtering the Yak all game he greated his goal by shamelessly standing on his seat, arms in the air, leading the chorus of feed the yak and he will score, at the top of his voice.
Funny as fuck
Gavin Ramejkis
9   Posted 07/12/2007 at 20:58:44

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Hold my hand up to a funny years ago at a derby match when after a fair few I sang

"Oh he lives in a box, a very big box.....Bob Paisley"

To the Blur tune - Country House

Love the really old one the Park End were belting out at the Sunderland game cant for the life of me remember what it’s called naming the old players,
Lue Glover
10   Posted 07/12/2007 at 21:02:19

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I love Royal Blue mersey but I also get chills up my spine when the GS start ’stand up if you love the Blues....’ inevitably the standing up stops at the confines of the Paddock and the Family enclosure - it would be pretty special to see the whole ground stand up and sing that particular ditty! Though I’m sure the ’This is an information announcement’ woman would go into shock at seeing us lot on our feet! Operation Exercise Goodison would no doubt spring into life!
And finally, can someone tell me why when the GS start ’Grand old Team’ they have to sing it as fast as they possibly can? If that’s their idea of tempo and rhythm, I hope they’re not Catholics............
Ste Riley
11   Posted 07/12/2007 at 21:09:49

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Everton oh we love Everton oh Everton oh we love our Everton,Gavin lad on our little jaunts in foreign fields its sung on Wednesday night in Nuremberg in that Flanigans the whole boozer was singing it i think its the first time ive heard that @ Goodison for a very,very long time n i fuc*in loved it to hear the half the Park End singing it was nearly as good as the result to me anyway! And Onwards Evertonians needs to make a comeback @ Mere Green ForeverEverton.
Luke Skelhorn
12   Posted 07/12/2007 at 21:54:53

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The subject of a song that is unique to Everton is one that we should address. At Goodison against Zenit I was struck by how quiet the ground becomes at times and thought that the support of the 200 or so Russian fans was fantastic. I know it is different in the derby or against Man Utd and Arsenal but shouldn’t it be noisy all of the time? We were once famous for the Goodison roar and it is time those days were recreated.

The theme to Z cars will always be special to Evertonians everywhere and the team should always run out to it. However, we need a song with lyrics that reflects our club and city. Adopting a Beatles classic like ’Hey Jude’ would be incredible and may well encourage more of the fans to participate. It would also remind the supporters of other clubs of the history and heritage of our club and city, particularly with the move to Kirkby looming on the horizon. Another possibilty would be the chorus to Rod Stewart’s ’You’re in my heart,you’re in my soul" as I have seen that written on flags at games in the past.

Whilst many of our rivals have seen their support change over the years, we remain a football club that is proud of it’s working class roots and support. Choosing an anthem that reflects Everton and it’s place in the city of Liverpool is long overdue.
Ray Robinson
13   Posted 07/12/2007 at 22:16:47

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Perhaps the funniest chant that I ever heard at Goodison was when about 10,000 Street Enders started chanting to Mike Summerbee (yes, I know I’m getting old!), "Summerbee, Summerbee, I’d walk a millions miles to the end of your nose, oh, Summerbee!"

Summerbee, who was not in the least nasally challenged, took it with a broad grin on his face.

Anyone else remember that one?

Mike Allison
14   Posted 07/12/2007 at 23:23:00

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Is Royal Blue Mersey still the one with the line about hanging people? Or is there a less shameful version that you all love? I’ve only heard the one version and find it embarrassing.

As for singing about Munich, I hear Leeds could do with a few more fans through the gate, where’s your dignity?
Gary Cooper
15   Posted 07/12/2007 at 23:29:11

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what about the Manfredd Mann classic, Come on without, come on within, You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Everton... When You're Smiling was a cracker too, along with We Are Evil.
Arthur Jones
16   Posted 08/12/2007 at 03:55:55

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A couple of years ago i took my mates 2 sons to Goodison to watch the Blues v manure when dunc destroyed Rio Ferdinand . both lads were reds but really enjoyed the game . When they returned home their dad (not a football fan) asked me the next day why his kids couldn?t stop singing this song about ? if you know your history ? , they drove their mum and dad crazy for weeks afterwards
Another Tony
17   Posted 08/12/2007 at 05:26:10

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A chant or a song, whadya reckon ?

We gave ya scouse,
The Liver Birds,
We gave you The Beatles too...
And long before the Redshite were spawned,
We gave you the Boys in Blue
Optional Chorus: Everton, Everton.....we sing our name with pride,
Everton, Everton, the pride of Merseyside.


Well, Dixie Dean...
And Alex Young,....
The Holy Trinity......
Big Dunc, Big Nev....
Fat Bob, Tricky Trev
are part of our history.

Optional Chorus

So, watch out you Mancs,
Russians and Yanks,
’cos now with skill ’n ’ defiance....
We’re on the right track....
We’ll be takin’ you back...
To the days of the School of Science

Chorus ad infinitum...

Hmm, Yeah, I know I should get a life.
ray
18   Posted 08/12/2007 at 07:28:28

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Dave Wilson

During the Sunderland game some lads in the St End started singing "Feed the Yak". When they’d finished a voice from the back piped up "Don’t feed him anymore,the fat c***"
M B
19   Posted 08/12/2007 at 08:36:31

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PARK END! GIZ A SONG! PARK END PARK END GIZ A SONG!
Kevin Stubbs
20   Posted 08/12/2007 at 08:43:54

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I remember the Mike Summerbee song, and to the same tune, I’d walk a million miles to the end of your neck, Jack Charlton. Also, a million miles for one of your goals, O Everton.
My favourite whenever we played Leeds in the seventies was, Whats it like to be a Twat Billy Bremner. Classic.
Used to love When You’re Smiling, The Everton Bootwalk, Its a Long Way to Wembley Stadium, Show Them The Way to Go Home They’re Tired and They Want to Go to Bed (for a wank!), You’ll Not See Nothing Like The Mighty Everton, Rangers/Celtic Rangers/Celtic chanted faster and faster, Come and have a Go If You Think You’re Hard Enough, We Are The Scousers The Cock Of The North......Ahh those memories
Dave Stewart
21   Posted 08/12/2007 at 13:53:52

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Kevin Stubbs, It sounds like we must be about the same age as I too remember singing most of those songs but you seem to have forgotten the all time away fans classic.
Who can ever forget, falling off the football specials and bursting out into song with " LOCK UP YER DAUGHTERS, YER BOTTLES O’ BROWN.. THE EVERTON BOYS ARE IN TOWN:"
Oh the memories.....
Keith Wyness
22   Posted 08/12/2007 at 14:13:47

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We’re the Lads from Lancashire that you all know
We’re the boys from the banks of the Alt
And we sing this song as we go along
For the lads in the .... oh bollocks!
Baloo Johnson
23   Posted 08/12/2007 at 14:16:04

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I have a regular seat in the lower Bullens and I just wanted to add that it is a whole lot easier for me to start singing when the boys on the field are upping the tempo and the crowds getting really excited by what they are seeing. I’m not one to start singing or join in with many songs if the players are on the back foot or are playing hoofball.

However, I do remember watching the blues in the mid 80’s and the zulu war cry that echoed around all four sides of the ground when Kevin Sheedy stepped up to take a free kick.

Maybe what I am saying is that we need another war cry . Something that everyone can join in with. I wouldn’t suggest ARRRRRTETAAAAA as it reminds me of URIKAKAKAKA. Maybe LESCOOOOOOOOT. When Jolean comes up for a corner.
Kevin Stubbs
24   Posted 08/12/2007 at 18:31:46

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Dave Stewart, I’m 51 mate and still feel like I’m 14 after a day like today. I didn’t forget our old away day song, just a different version:
We are the scousers
The cock of the north
We hate Man United and City of course
We only drink whiskey and bottles of brown
The Everton boys are in town
Na na na.....

And of course

Street End boys
We are here
Whoa whoa
Street End boys
We are here
Whoa whoa
Street end boys
We are here
Shag your women and drink your beer
Whoa whoa whoa.....

If only we could have those times back again.......
Dave Stewart
25   Posted 09/12/2007 at 01:48:36

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Kevin.. mate... SHAG YOUR WOMEN AND DRINK YOUR BEER. How could I have forgotten that classic?? Mate I’m 51 to. WE MUST Have fallen off the same football specials sometime in our lives. Does it still apply today.. The life of an away fan was far more exciting that a home fan. My fondest memories are of traveling all over the country with thousands of like minded idiots. I was a Gladwys Street boy myself but I seem to recall that quite a lot of the away fans were Park End boys.
I’m over here in Oz now. Been here 26 years but that’s not a bad thing. Nowadays, we get all the Everton games live on Foxtel ( Sky) even got the Zenit game live! The only downside is the bloody time difference.We’ve even got a great supporters club going on over here in Perth. There’s quite a few of us old fella’s in it (mostly Park End boys). Maybe I’ll try to get all the boys to sing all the classics and place it on YOUTUBE!/
LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL

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