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Author Topic: songs we used to sing  (Read 6482 times)

Offline trevor fisher

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songs we used to sing
« on: March 21, 2017, 09:34:13 PM »
now we have an international break, can anyone think up some new songs to sing? Part of the fun of going down was the songs, not that there has been much fun since O'Neill went away. But even in the last years, not much singing.

MY favourite was always - to the tune of Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 -

We will follow the Villa, Over land and sea, (and water!)
We will follow the Villa, on to Victory

To which could be added

Higher then and higher,
through the wind and rain
We will see the Villa
Coming good again.

Not Shakespeare I know but its a wet night in March and not
much inspiration in following the Villa at the moment.

Offline QuintonVilla

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Re: songs we used to sing
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2017, 09:42:49 PM »
Come on you Lions

The simple Villa *clap clap clap* Villa... that was so deafening in games like Tranmere and Atletico. So simple and loud yet we don't do it anymore.

Online wittonwarrior

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Re: songs we used to sing
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2017, 10:22:57 PM »
Without doubt the top three would have to be in no particular order

When your smiling

My eyes have seen the glory

And for a Brucey bonus - come down any old time, down to villa park


Offline Matt Collins

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Re: songs we used to sing
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2017, 10:23:43 PM »
The one I really miss isn't a song. It was that long, rolling sound at the back of the holte when we were trying to break down a stubborn team, that lasted for about 20 minutes

Really built momentum

Offline SoccerHQ

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Re: songs we used to sing
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2017, 10:35:30 PM »
The one I really miss isn't a song. It was that long, rolling sound at the back of the holte when we were trying to break down a stubborn team, that lasted for about 20 minutes

Really built momentum

Do you mean the big "ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh" that seemed to go on forever and would pop up randomly during games.

I did wonder what was the prompt for that....was talking to a SHA mate a while back and he always remembers us doing it before they scored the first in the infamous 3-0 at the Sty in 2002.

He was asking me what it was about and I couldn't really answer him!

Online wittonwarrior

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Re: songs we used to sing
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2017, 10:42:21 PM »
I was so happy ca sera sera was not a hit with villa in the 70's - bad Manure song. We did do a decent walk on especially our biggest 2 cup victories in my lifetime old Trafford and Rotterdam

Offline adrenachrome

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Re: songs we used to sing
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2017, 10:43:54 PM »
The one I really miss isn't a song. It was that long, rolling sound at the back of the holte when we were trying to break down a stubborn team, that lasted for about 20 minutes

Really built momentum

Do you mean the big "ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh" that seemed to go on forever and would pop up randomly during games.

I did wonder what was the prompt for that....was talking to a SHA mate a while back and he always remembers us doing it before they scored the first in the infamous 3-0 at the Sty in 2002.

He was asking me what it was about and I couldn't really answer him!

It started back in the late 1960's, I can tell you that much.

Offline myf

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Re: songs we used to sing
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2017, 10:46:34 PM »
Do miss " we love you villa we do " when the team ran out.

Online thick_mike

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Re: songs we used to sing
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2017, 11:01:14 PM »
Get into them, (and fuck them up)...always a sign of a good ding dong game!

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Re: songs we used to sing
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2017, 12:47:13 AM »
My favourite Villa chant is still "BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"

A timeless classic.

Offline T13theobh

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Re: songs we used to sing
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2017, 09:03:12 AM »
Right side give us a song, right side, right side, give us a song

Offline stuart r

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Re: songs we used to sing
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2017, 09:30:31 AM »

We will follow the Villa, Over land and sea, (and water!)


Always wondered if this bit was knowingly stupid or just stupid or I'm stupid for scratching my head over the 'and water' bit having previously established that we will follow Villa over sea. Was it a clarification directed at riverside clubs such as Forest so the knew that we are equally adept at following Villa over river water as we are over salt water?

Offline QuintonVilla

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Re: songs we used to sing
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2017, 09:53:51 AM »
Do miss " we love you villa we do " when the team ran out.
Used to love that as a kid in the lower Holte, waiting with anticipation for the players to come out and then singing that. Then telling my Dad that I was the one who had started the singing ;D

Offline Chico Hamilton III

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Re: songs we used to sing
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2017, 09:55:55 AM »
"(insert regional reference here) scum, get out of Brum"

"Animal-Bastard"


Offline West Derby Villan

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Re: songs we used to sing
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2017, 10:02:16 AM »
My favourites involved players
Bruce Rioch, born is the King of Villa Park
Brian Little walks on water
Andy Gray, you're the greatest the Holte End say
Peterrrrrrrr
Dwight Yorke, Its up to you