Favourite Songs and Chants

There is much criticism nowadays of the lack of atmosphere at grounds all around the country. And yes, that includes Anfield. Having said that though, on our day we are one of the best, if not the best. What are your favourite songs and chants though. We do have some real classic anthems don’t we. Top of the pile of course is You’ll Never Walk Alone”

You’ll Never Walk Alone

So many fans and players alike (our players and opponents) say how special it is to hear Anfield belting out You’ll Never walk Alone. Did you notice I said Anfield and not just The Kop. It seems that The Kop always gets the credit for great renditions of You’ll Never Walk Alone, but it is the whole ground that join in. So, credit due where credit is due. Don’t get me wrong I don’t mean this to be a negative Kop comment. Far from it. As a season ticket holder in The Kop I know only too well what a special place it is.

Cliche’s aside, it is at times like being part of a huge footballing family. Even in the days of the standing Kop, we always seemed to stand in roughly the same spot. So, over the years we got to know a lot of the fans who we stood by.

Since being all seater, the camaraderie is even stronger. As recently as the last home game against Maribor, a season ticket holder who seemed to disappear a few years ago, suddenly turned up in his usual seat right in front of us. Cue hugs all round and inquisitive comments like, ‘where have you been Jim?”

As it happened, he relinquished (well loaned it out actually) his season ticket after the Champions League Final in Athens in 2007. It really didn’t seem that long ago. It was great to have a catch up. I really hope to see him again soon.

Grow Bag

And then there’s “Grow Bag”, further down our row. A few years ago an averaged sized young 15 or 16 year old young lad left the game after the last home game of the season after we all engaged in the usual last game tradition of hand shaking and “see you next season” sign offs.

Slightly more than 3 months later, a tall (at least 6ft tall) young man took his seat.

“Wow, what happened to you?”

“Did you fall asleep in a grow bag all summer?”

Anyway, I digress. The above is a way to show how close we all are in The Kop. Imagine how much closer we are when we belt out “You’ll Never Walk Alone”

The Best Ever You’ll Never Walk Alone?

Of course the singing of our anthem isn’t just limited to Anfield. Arguably, the best rendition was at, of all places, the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 2013. An incredible 95,000+ fans from the other side of the world!! That is so impressive. Listening to this never fails to give me goosebumps.

Have a listen to this rendition…..

Of course we are so much more than a ‘one song’ set of fans. We have so much more in our repertoire. Other classics include……

Fields Of Anfield Road

Fields Of Anfield Road Song Lyrics

Fields Of Anfield Road Song Lyrics

What a great song. And another one to give you goosebumps. You can see two great versions on our home page HERE

The first one is the 2009 Commemorative version where musicians and players unite. The other is a brilliant version as the teams come out for the Champions League Semi Final against Chelsea on 1st May 2007. A truly uplifting song. And one such history attached to it. Again to find out more of its history see our home page HERE

Poor Scouser Tommy

You will all have heard it, or even sung it at matches. Again, an absolute classic. The thing is though, do you know the story behind it?

Poor Scouser Tommy was first heard on The Kop in the 60’s. There’s two distinct tunes in the song. Although they do blend well together. The first tune is ‘Red River Valley’ and the second part is a tune called ‘The Sash’.

Even though first heard in the 60’s there has been a significant modification to it in recent-ish years. It is in essence a tribute to the great Ian Rush. In an historic 1982 Merseyside derby win against our rivals Everton, Rush almost single-handedly destroyed Everton when he scored four goals in a 5-0 demolition. Poor Scouser Tommy has been modified to boast Rush’s four goals in the game in an almost mocking way towards our rivals across Stanley Park. This modified version usually ends with a closing verse of  ‘all you need is Rush’ to the tune of The Beatles classic ‘All you need is love’.

The Story Behind Poor Scouser Tommy

The story is about a young Scouser who is despatched off to fight in the war. Sadly, the youngster was shot down and with his last dying breath he utters the verse that begins with ‘oh I am a Liverpudlian’ as a defiant display of his love for Liverpool, the team he loved.

You can read more about the history of Poor Scouser Tommy in this touching poem HERE.

And you can hear the fans belting it out here…..

Others that maybe don’t as much airing as they should. Those that are lesser known such as ‘Those Were The Days My Friend’ and ‘The Reds Are Coming Up The Hill Boys’. And one of my favourites, Every Other Saturday. You can listen to the fans singing this here……

We Won It 5 Times

After our historic success in istanbul in 2005, this magnificent achievement has been immortalised in song. I love this one….

The list is huge. I have just given you a flavour of some of our classics. And what about the players songs? We have indeed come out with some brilliant tributes. The Torres ‘Bounce’ song, Luis Garcia – he drinks Sangria etc, several Steven Gerrard, the best midfield in the world.

Scoring a goal of any description against Manchester United will almost automatically earn you hero worship status. But when it is a 30 yard free-kick special in the top left hand corner!! John Arne Riise how did you score that goal?

And we can never forget Luis Suarez can we….

Sammy Lee

In days gone by I remember a balloon floating onto the perimeter around the pitch under the Main Stand and a little toddler running to collect it. He was only about 18 months old or 2 years of age and a healthy, chubby looking young lad. In an instant The Kop filled the ground with, “He’s fat, he’s round, his arse is on the ground…Sammy Lee, Sammy Lee!!”

Our managers have also enjoyed their own hero worship recognised by as a song, or songs. In particular, Rafa Benitez is correctly remembered for his outstanding achievements for us.

Opposing Players

The opposition do not escape the full force of The Kop either. One of the best ever for me was when Wayne Rooney, fresh from his new hair implants transition, ballooned a shot high into The Kop. Within seconds, he was greeted with….

Please note, none of the songs are about tragedies or deaths. For me there is no place in football for these type of chants or songs.

These are just a few of my favourite songs and chants. As I say, there are so many more to mention. Which ones are your favourites?

 

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