Chants/Songs from the 1960's/1970's

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    Mr. MUJAC Talent spotter

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    Need help from the old timers here.....

    What were the popular chants from the early days

    Skip to my Lou Macari
    Willie, willie willie Morgan, on the wing, on the wing
    MU..MUF...MUFC OK
    Pride of all Europe
    Calypso
    Glory, Glory Man United
    6ft 2, eyes of blue, big Jim Holton's after you!


    What were some of the others?
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    jojojo Moderator

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    Stepney for England?!
    - bangs head quietly on table

    La, la, la Tommy O'Neill
    - though I may be the only person who sang that

    Right side, right side give us a song
    - aka left side, left side and scoreboard, scoreboard

    Sack Frank O'Farrell
    - to the tune of Roll out the Barrel

    Come and have a go at United ag-a-ro
    - a variant of Come and have a go if you think you're hard enough

    You're going home in an ambulance /combine harvester / council dustbin truck

    You'll never walk again

    I think my favourite was always MU-MUF-MUFC OK
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    The Busby babes version of Bladon Races
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    Man Utd Mrs We all love our MUM

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    Stevie,Stevie Coppell Stevie Coppell on the wing...

    We shall not, we shall not be moved,
    We shall not, we shall not be moved,
    Just like the team, that's gonna win
    the Football League - again!
    We shall not be moved.
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    Mr. MUJAC Talent spotter

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    Hi MUM.....not chatted in ages.....good to see you are still around!

    The Steve Coppell one was taken from Willie Morgan.
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    I'm no oldie but this is one i remember my dad singing growing up...

    Lou Lou skip to my Lou,
    Lou Lou skip to my Lou,
    Lou Lou skip to my Lou,
    Skip to my Lou Macari!

    haha classic!
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    I remember singing that too. I think Tommy got a few Under 23 caps and, as a deluded 15 year old, I thought he'd make the big time (and Paul Edwards before him).

    Division One can kiss my arse
    We're in Division Two at last
    We dont mind and we dont care
    We'll keep the red flag flying there
    City fans, just out from school
    Manchester is yours to rule
    But with the Doc and Jimmy Mac
    Division One were coming back.

    Gordon Hill is the king of all cockneys

    Come on without, Come on within
    You'll not see nothing like the mighty Wyn (Davies)

    We are the famous football hooligans

    And my favourite:-
    Ohh, Man United
    The only English team to win the European Cup.
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    Paddy's gonna trip you up, Paddy's gonna mow you d
    didn't eric the king use to be dennis the king
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    Me and a mate were on about this at the weekend funnily enough, going over the origins of where certain songs came from...

    This one is the same as...

    Ohh Frankie Frankie!
    Frankie Frankie Frankie Stapleton!

    and the Teddy one... Came to Man United and he won it all!

    all to the tune of Chickory Tip's 'Son of my father'

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    you cnut
    you cnut
    you are a fecking cnut

    you cnut
    you cnut
    you are a fecking cnut
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    1977 Cup Final....

    "You'll never walk alone"
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    Most of the ones I remember have already been mentioned, some others:-

    Stuuuuart - Stuuuuart - I'd walk a million miles for one of your goals - Oh Stuuuuart! (Pancho Pearson)

    Oh Arthur Arthur, Arthur Arthur Arthur Arthur Albiston

    Joe Joe, Joe Jordan, Joe Joe, Joe Jordan

    You're gonna get your feckin eds kicked in

    United Aggro, United Aggro, Ello, Ello!

    We are the scoreboard, the scoreboard paddock

    2-4-6-8 Reds are great
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    She wore! she wore, She wore a scarlet ribbon...
    She wore a scarlet ribbon in the merry month of May
    and when, I asked her why she wore that ribbon...
    She said it's for United and they're off to Wemberley

    WEM-BER-LEY, WEM-BER-LEY... We're the Famous Man United and off to Wemberley!
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    That's great that is.
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    I went down to Wembley one fine day in May
    The fans they were many and they were gay (this word needs changing!)
    And when it was over and when it was done
    We'd beaten Benfica by four goals to one
    The first was by Bobby who outjumped the rest
    The second was scored by wee Georgie Best
    The Stretford End sang like the Kop never did
    And the third goal was scored by young Brian Kidd
    The crowd they were chanting for more and for more
    And Bobby obliged by making it four
    And when it was over and when it was done
    We'd beaten Benfica by four goals to one
    A team to remember a team to recall
    Is the great Man United the best team of all.

    And

    We are the great supporters, Man United is our team
    And as you all know, into Europe we will go
    In the colours of the team supreme.
    We're off to Europe in the red (in the red)
    Georgie Best will dazzle in the sun (in the sun).
    As the goals are scored
    The crowd will roar
    Especially the Stretford End.
    So all you City fans remember this -
    We are the greatest side.
    And as Charlton goes up
    To receive the cup
    You'll surely hear this cry -
    United!
    United!
    United!
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    O Sammy, Sammy
    Sammy, Sammy, Sammy Mc'Ilroy

    U-N-I T-E-D
    United are the team for me
    With a nick nack paddy wack
    Give Francis Lee a bone (an alternate to "give a dog a bone")
    Why don't City feck off home

    We hate Nottingham Forest
    We hate Liverpool too (and Leeds)
    We hate Manchester City
    But United we love you
    - I think I even remember that from before we had to squeeze in the shuddering "and Leeds" amendment
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    beat me to it........loved singing that one
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    La, la, la Tommy O'Neill

    Ah, OK - maybe it's not just my imagination playing tricks then.

    In which case does anyone recall a chant that ends in the chorus:
    Because he beats as he sweeps and he cleans
    - or something like that
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    In the bad old days there were also a lot of anti-police songs, I remember....
    (although not exclusive to OT, I think..)

    such as..

    Who's that twat in the big black hat? DIXON DIXON
    Who's that twat in the big black hat? DIXON IS HIS NAME
    On the beat all day, on the wife all night
    Who's that twat in the big black hat, DIXON IS HIS NAME

    Sung to the tune of the Camptown Races. Can't remember the rest of the lyrics but there were a couple of nasty anti-referee songs, too.
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    Can you hear us on the telly over there
    Can you hear us on the telly over there
    Can you hear us on the telly
    Hear us on the telly
    Hear us on the telly over there


    Webb's got an head like a feckin' coconut (David Webb - Chelsea)

    If I die in the Kippax street whoa
    If I die in the Kippax Stree whoa
    If I die in the Kippax Street
    I'll have 10 blue bastards at my feet
    Whoa whoa

    Bertie Mee said to Don Revie .....


    Nobby Nobby
    Nobby Nobby Nobby
    Nobby Nobby
    Nobby Nobby Stiles

    Middy Middy Middy Middy Middelton - 'Shit'

    You're going home in a wooden overcoat

    You've only come in a taxi

    Ay Ay Ay Ay
    Bobby is better than Pele
    Cos Pele is a no good bum
    and so is Eusabio
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    We won the cup, we won the cup... EE-AYE-ADIO... we won the cup


    Kiddo Kiddo
    I don't know why Eusebio
    and I say Kiddo
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    We're off to Europe in the red, in the red
    Denis Law will dazzle in the sun
    and when we score the croed will roar
    Especially the stretford end

    E for B and Georgie Best (E for B = eggs for breakfast)
    Dennis Law and all the rest.

    da da
    da da da
    da da da da
    KIDDO!

    Who's that team we call united
    Who's that team we all adore
    they're the boys in red and white
    and they fight with all their might
    and we're out to show the world the way to score

    Bring on Sunderland and Arsenal
    bring on spaniards by the score
    Barcelona Real Madrid
    they will make a gallant bid
    But they'll only know the reason why we roar
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    Strippers and whores.....
    Oh Dennis, Dennis
    I'll walk a million miles for one of your goals
    Oh Dennis
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    Crumpsall Red Full Member

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    I remember singing this away at Leicester after he equalised from a pen (about 1977 I think) it finished 1-1
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    jojojo Moderator

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    Ah that takes me back.

    My first away, stood in the Kippax

    The United fans started up the song and a couple of the City lot were asking what they were singing.

    I was that close to answering before I realised what a bad idea that might be :D
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    jojojo Moderator

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    I think I remember another variant of that, ending with the line:
    And we're bound to see Georgie Best score

    There's a City-baiting variant of that one as well, something like:
    Who's that standing on the doorstep
    Who's that knocking at the door
    It's Joe Mercer and his mate with a turkey on a plate
    Because they can't get into Europe any more

    Sometimes the things I remember worry me more than the things I forget :D
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    Who's up Mary Brown
    Who's up Mary Brown
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    jojojo Moderator

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    I'm not replying to myself because I've completely lost the plot, I do have an excuse. I've just remembered another next line (but not of course the preceding one that I'm trying to recall!)

    .....
    Because he beats as he sweeps as he cleans

    We are great, we are cool,
    We're United and we rule
    Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na

    Maybe we could revive it for Rio?
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    Ha ha ha

    I forgot about that one completely!
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    Used to love singing that at the Scousers. Happy days.

    There was a time when a passage of particularly thrilling attacking play would be greeted by:

    Hey hey hey United - football!

    Which was pretty cool.

    You're going home by combine harvester (to Norwich or Ipswich fans) was good.

    My own particular favourite, which I've posted on here before.... When the IRA were at the height of their mainland bombing campaign in the mid 70s, almost every home game there would be a bomb scare at Old Trafford. Fortunately it was always a hoax, almost certainly perpetrated by the Scousers or City fans. Anyway, United in a spirit of civic duty, used to signal the fact that there was a bomb scare by putting a flashing light on top of the dugout. So anyone of a nervous dispostion could leave. I've never met anyone who actually left... However, the sight of the light was always heralded by the Stretford End with:

    We're gonna get our fecking heads blown off!

    :D
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    totenhams always running
    chelseas running too
    but we're the stretford enders and we're running after you
    united!
    united!
    united!
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    As someone who only remembers United from 1980 onwards, I'd like to say -

    THIS IS A QUALITY THREAD.


    Keep it up please. :thumbs up smilie:
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    After Frank McGee of the Daily Mirror printed that United fans shouldn't be allowed to go to Wembley for the 1976 cup final just because we'd tore some ground down somewhere -

    Kiss my arse Mcgee
    Whatever will be will be
    We're going to Wemb-er-ley
    Kiss my arse McGee
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    From the banks of the river Irwell to the shores of Sicily
    We will fight fight fight for United till we win the football league
    To hell with Liverpool
    To hell with Man City (they're shit!)
    We will fight fight fight for United till we win the football league
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    gerrydaly Praying to have a guy on top of him

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    You're going to get your fecking heads kicked in was popular, usually after we'd let a goal in.

    We hate humans was another I heard, but I think that was from some Sunderland fans during the time when fans weren't segrated so much.
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    Every time the attendance was announced the Stretford end would chant

    Loyal Supporters

    My mate thought they were singing 'Royal Supporters' so we let him for about 5 years!
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    gerrydaly Praying to have a guy on top of him

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    Here are some others I remember, but I have to be honest and say the full lytrics come from:

    www.m-u-f-c.co.uk/songs/song.php?songid=26

    From The Banks Of The River Irwell

    From the banks of the River Irwell,
    To the shores of Sicily,
    We will fight, fight, fight for United,
    'Till we win the Football League,
    To hell with Liverpool,
    To hell with Man City (they're shit!),
    We will fight, fight, fight for United,
    'Till we win the Football League.


    We Are The Busby Boys


    Hello, Hello, we are the Busby Boys,
    Hello, Hello, we are the Busby Boys,
    And if you are a City fan,
    Surrender or you'll die,
    We will follow United.

    The Blaydon Races

    Oh, my lads,
    You should've seen us coming,
    The fastest team in the land,
    Just to see us running,
    All the lads and lasses,
    With smiles upon their faces,
    Walking down the Warwick Road,
    To see Matt Busby's Aces

    About Stuart Pearson

    I'd walk a million miles for one of your goals,
    oh-oh-oh Stuart,
    I'd walk a million miles for one of your goals,
    oh-oh-oh Stuart.


    The City Family Tune:"The Addams Family"

    The live in a museum
    And people pay to see 'em
    They make you want to scre-am
    The city family....

    Der ner ner na.......

    Their goals are made of plastic
    The nets are all elastic
    And Colin Bell's a spastic
    The city family.............

    Der ner ner na.......

    The ABUs are all taught
    of MASSIVE local support
    But we know they're from Stockport
    The city family......

    Der ner ner na.......

    Their star player George Weah
    Has disappeared from here
    After asking "where's me Red gear"
    The city family..........

    Der ner ner na.......

    Their ground is a museum,
    Nobody goes to see 'em,
    They really are a scre-um
    The city Family.....

    Der ner ner na.......

    The ground is made of plastic
    the fans are fecking tragic
    Joe Mercer is a spastic
    The city Family

    Der ner ner na......
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